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THE CRAIGSLIST EXPERIMENT HOW HARD IS IT TO LAND A JOB IN CANADA’S MOST COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET? JOBPOSTINGS PUBLISHED A JOB POSTING TO TORONTO'S CRAIGSLIST FOR AN ENTRY-LEVEL WRITING POSITION. WITHIN A TWO WEEK SPAN, HERE'S WHO APPLIED. Data: Rebecca Spence | Design: Anthony Capano

42

60

% AFTER

% AFTER

24 HOURS

48 HOURS

91

% IN THE FIRST WEEK

07

% IN THE

40%

WE RECEIVED 190 APPLICATIONS IN THE FIRST WEEK. AND THE SECOND, YOU MIGHT ASK? 19

FIRST HOUR

OF THE 209 APPLICANTS RECEIVED, 83 OF THEM WERE MALE.

FEAR NOT, WE WON’T MAKE YOU DO THE MATH. 123 WERE FEMALE.

60%

LEVEL OF EDUCATION 70%

HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE BACHELOR’S DEGREE MASTERS PHD

60%

WTF! 8% ONLY

INCLUDED WRITING SAMPLES

50% 40% 30% 20% 10%

10

05 07

%

25

%

ONE IN FOUR APPLICANTS HAD INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

%

OVBIOUS TYPOS

NO COVER LETTER

03

%

%

NO RESUME (REALLY?!)

OOPS!

(CTRL+C)+(CTRL+V) OBVIOUS COPY AND PASTE JOBS

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CHANCES ARE YOU EITHER A. DON’T HAVE A JOB OR B. ARE SCREWING THE POOCH AT WORK. SO, FOR REAL JOB LISTINGS VISIT

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