Job listings for tech companies have become increasingly alluring, filled
with promises of captivating work at trendy companies at the cutting edge of
the Net -- not to mention the stock options, casual dress codes and carbonated beverages.
Readers are invited to inhabit the style and fizz of such postings to create an advertisement for a position at a decidedly non-high-tech company (need we say "bricks and mortar"?). Begin with a catchy
subject line and continue with up to 50 words describing the job in question.
S A M P L E
Join the front line of a hot company!
Our leading-edge technology facilitates menu-driven transactions in a fast-paced, autopian environment. Interface with customers via direct audio link.
Broadcast experience a plus.
Job Title: Drive-up Window Trainee.
R U L E S
Send your submissions via e-mail only to email@example.com. Please include your full name and an accurate e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner. By submitting your entry you give Salon Technology permission to publish it. Deadline for entries is August 23, 1999.
P R I Z E S
The winning response will receive a copy of Salon Technology senior correspondent Andrew Leonard's book, "Bots: The Origin of New Species."
In two weeks we'll publish a winner and some selected entries -- then start over a couple weeks after that with a whole new challenge.