Far out Friday: Is this the most inappropriate job ad ever?

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Employers often adopt novel tactics in an attempt to attract the best applicants – but one UK recruitment agency is facing public backlash after their “creativity” was deemed more than a little crass.

ICS Recruitment placed the controversial job advert (below) across several media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. 



The accompanying text reads: “Secretary required in Mayfair. Stockings optional! £35k. Ready to assume the position? Contact ICS Recruitment now.”

The image, ripped from an early-noughties cult film of the same name, did not go down well and many people took to Twitter to voice their disdain.

 
However, rather than accept they’d slipped up and made a serious error in judgement, ICS Recruitment decided to push ahead and defend their decision.



Eventually the unapologetic agency removed all trace of the original add.  

What do you think? Was the ad way over the line or just a witty way to entice new recruits? 

  • Paul Tremewan on 13/03/2015 12:57:26 p.m.

    Remember an ad for a legal secretary when I first entered that game.. along the lines of "Secretary wanted. Needs to be able to cope with a little shorthand. Apply (name supplied!), the one with the little short hands'... not many takers, though...This case: what numpties, not realising how stupid their 'clever' ad was ..

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