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Vishnu Haridas

Sometimes companies get extra creative when hiring talents.

Years back, I have seen a website (not recalling which) that had a few Front-end developer jobs posted in the HTML source code of their website. You will see it only if you do "View Source" from the browser (or Inspect) and the normal people won't see the postings ever.

The other website had some weird Javascript which prints job postings to the console which is viewable only if someone opens up the Dev tools and the JS console in that browser.

It's fun reading your experience, and claps for choosing the creative way instead of the normal way!

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Maggie Author

Yes, the creativity makes the job hunt a much more fun process! Those all sound like fun ways to engage the applicants. Thanks for reading :)

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MD

You are talking about "Automattic".

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Vishnu Haridas

I just checked Automattic, they write a link to the JS console, but I remember seeing some ASCII arts or job postings in the HTML source code and console.

I did a Google images search and found that Flickr and The Guardian are still having such job postings in the HTML source.

The Guardian

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MD

Ah. Thought you were talking about Automattic. Thank you though.