imageThis amused me today from a friend of mine who noticed this.  A job application on the Google website for the "Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, - San Francisco"

Check out point 3 from the mandatory job qualifications:


  • 5-8 years administrative experience in a fast-paced, high-tech environment; non-profit experience is a plus.
  • BA/BSc degree from a top-tier university.
  • Proven mastery of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Interest and experience in using technology to improve work efficiency.
  • Interest and experience in interacting with all levels and departments within a company - to include working with several field offices, domestic and international.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

The implication seems clear - if they have "interest and experience in using technology to improve work efficiency" they'll need to be Microsoft Office experts.