I was just reading a job posting for an entry level web designer job near Boston (it caught my eye as it had a rather novel job title.) I was actually checking to see if they had posted some of the job openings at our company yet. Apparently not.
It was a very long read, longer than the usual job posting on this site, but somewhere in the middle of the job requirements list was this:
• Willingness to read this entire job description and follow the instructions at the end.
The instructions at the end told the applicant to do a certain thing to the text in their cover letter and if it wasn’t there, the application would be binned.
It made me literally laugh out loud!