Main image of article Hiring Humor: Optimism Gone Nuts
Applicants with a glass-half-full attitude are great. Unless, of course, they're half-full of futile hopes for a higher salary. Ever get the feeling that an applicant saw the salary in a job posting, thought to themselves, "Well, I'm completely unqualified but what the heck? I'd love to make that much!" -- and applied anyway? Share your encounters with unrealistic salary expectations when optimism got a little out of hand. Post your comment below. Can your salaries for IT candidates compete? See Dice's Tech Salary Report.


In HR and recruiting, you have the BEST stories. You’ve lived through them to tell us the tales (anonymously, of course!) We simply put them on paper for others to empathize - and enjoy a little hiring humor.