Saturday 16 December 2017

Fake JobBridge listing looking for new Irish football manager fools users

Posting calls for candidates with at least 50 hours playing experience in Sega's Football Manager 2013

A fake Jobbridge ad has been posted to link-sharing website Reddit, offering a "paid internship" for the position of 'International Football Manager'.

The post, which has been featured on several national news websites, was posted by Reddit user 'usually_sarcastic' and appears to be a very good photoshop.

"The intern will gain experience managing a "questionably professional" team, will gain "experience in the planning and acquisition of nil-all draws" and must have "a third-level degree in spherical objects analysis".

The posting requires candidates to have "at least 50 hours playing experience in Sega's Football Manager 2013",  with many Reddit users responding that they are overqualified for the position.

Picture: Reddit/goodguySteve

In a blunt dig at the departing Ireland manager, "an ability to string more than a few words together in English" is listed as an advantage.

The post has been shared across Facebook, with some users lamenting the "abuse" of the JobBridge system.

Some news outlets across the country have reported the listing as "appearing" on the official "JobBridge website" but a quick search of the JobBridge website confirms that the post is, in fact, a joke and not on the JobBridge website.

Meanwhile, it appears that Twitter users can clap themselves on the back for inspiring the idea, as users made jokes about the post going to JobBridge up to 24 hours before the final photoshop was posted to Reddit.

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