Re: And so it ever was.
Since when did HR generated job adverts make any sense from a technical perspective in the first place?
HR talks to the hiring managers who in most cases are not technical themselves.
At the same time, there is a lot of skill inflation on the resumes.
I saw this and still see this when talking to candidates about big data positions.
They said that they worked on a project for a year, but when you drill down... while they were part of the project, their role was minimal and they didn't have the grasp of the technology that they claimed.
Others were great at buzzword bingo.
I've seen several presentations where the team calls out 'predicate push-down' as if it meant something spectacular and was even relevant to the work they were presenting.
Or when I told someone about some work I did 10 years ago... they came back and said that things have changed over the last 10 years... I responded that yes things have changed, however the script calls API/Function calls that haven't been changed and that if you write you script correctly, if the call is changed, its just a quick fix in one line.
So while we all laugh at these mistakes don't blame HR. Blame the hiring manager who wrote the req.
Want to blame HR. Blame the algos they now use to determine who they thing is the most qualified candidates that they want to move forward because they read the resume but don't know what they are reading.