The strange Sotheby’s Craigslist job posting hoax

This is what happens when you spend all your budget on fancy art

This is what happens when you spend all your budget on fancy art

[UPDATE: Sotheby's told Gakwer this was all a hoax and that they're too fancy for Craigslist:

"We can confirm that it is not a Sotheby’s job posting. We don’t hire for a position of that title, and we don’t use Craigslist as a recruiting tool.

We have also checked with our colleagues at Sotheby’s International Realty and they confirmed it wasn’t them either. Our guess is that this is some kind of a hoax."

Of course, it sounds like the dumbest hoax ever and we really want this to be true, so we'll just pretend that it is]

If you need a new job and have some basic office skills, you might want to shoot your resume over to fancy art people Sotheby’s. Judging by their Craigslist ad looking for a new administrative assistant, they need you pretty badly, especially if you know how to use the copy and paste function on your computer, which is very very difficult, as we all know.

qhhzd-3774684960@job.craigslist.org [?]

Posted: 2013-04-29, 7:04PM EDT

Administrative assistant (New York)

Sotheby’s Inc. requires a Skilled and dedicated Administrative Assistant, Office Executive and Receptionist for its New York office. Applicant would be coordinating, planning and supporting daily operational and administrative functions. Scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and managing all essentials tasks. We require someone who is highly focused and able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages. Highly skilled in greeting guests with a positive attitude and helping them with their needs. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office. Position opens to students. Send in your updated resume.

Mr Debras. Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Copy and paste the job description above in the space provided for it

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Did you get that?

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:03 PM):‎ okay I will do it now

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:04 PM):‎ Compensation: $15-$20/Hr + Attractive Wages

Sotheby’s Inc. requires a Skilled and dedicated Administrative Assistant, Office Executive and Receptionist for its New York office. Applicant would be coordinating, planning and supporting daily operational and administrative functions. Scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and managing all essentials tasks. We require someone who is highly focused and able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages. Highly skilled in greeting guests with a positive attitude and helping them with their needs. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office. Position opens to students. Send in your updated resume.

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Copy and paste the job description above in the space provided for it

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Did you get that?

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:03 PM):‎ okay I will do it now

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:04 PM):‎ Compensation: $15-$20/Hr + Attractive Wages

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:07 PM):‎ I am trying to copy and paste the information

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:09 PM):‎ Okay

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:09 PM):‎ Let me know when you are done with that

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:10 PM):‎ I’m having problems copying and pasting the info. I try to highlighted adn then go to edit and click copy. can you help me please?

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Sotheby’s Inc. requires a Skilled and dedicated Administrative Assistant, Office Executive and Receptionist for its New York office. Applicant would be coordinating, planning and supporting daily operational and administrative functions. Scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and managing all essentials tasks. We require someone who is highly focused and able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages. Highly skilled in greeting guests with a positive attitude and helping them with their needs. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office. Position opens to students. Send in your updated resume.

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Copy and paste the job description above in the space provided for it

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Did you get that?

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:03 PM):‎ okay I will do it now

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:04 PM):‎ Compensation: $15-$20/Hr + Attractive Wages

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:07 PM):‎ I am trying to copy and paste the information

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:09 PM):‎ Okay

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:09 PM):‎ Let me know when you are done with that

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:10 PM):‎ I’m having problems copying and pasting the info. I try to highlighted adn then go to edit and click copy. can you help me please?

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:11 PM):‎ Just click and drag the content I sent to you from our conversation menu and as soon as the job description i sent to you has been highlighted press “control + c” or right click and click on copy

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:12 PM):‎ Hope am clear?

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:12 PM):‎ is there an easier way to do it

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:13 PM):‎ Am afraid there isnt. Unless you have to type it out

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Sotheby’s Inc. requires a Skilled and dedicated Administrative Assistant, Office Executive and Receptionist for its New York office. Applicant would be coordinating, planning and supporting daily operational and administrative functions. Scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and managing all essentials tasks. We require someone who is highly focused and able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages. Highly skilled in greeting guests with a positive attitude and helping them with their needs. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office. Position opens to students. Send in your updated resume.

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Copy and paste the job description above in the space provided for it

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:02 PM):‎ Did you get that?

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:03 PM):‎ okay I will do it now

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:04 PM):‎ Compensation: $15-$20/Hr + Attractive Wages

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:07 PM):‎ I am trying to copy and paste the information

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:09 PM):‎ Okay

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:09 PM):‎ Let me know when you are done with that

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:10 PM):‎ I’m having problems copying and pasting the info. I try to highlighted adn then go to edit and click copy. can you help me please?

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:11 PM):‎ Just click and drag the content I sent to you from our conversation menu and as soon as the job description i sent to you has been highlighted press “control + c” or right click and click on copy

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:12 PM):‎ Hope am clear?

mejia.saima (Apr 29 2:12 PM):‎ is there an easier way to do it

Mrs. Debra Delman (Apr 29 2:13 PM):‎ Am afraid there isnt. Unless you have to type it out

Sotheby’s Inc. required a skilled and dedicated administrative assistant, office executive and receptionist for its New York office. Applicant would be coordinating, planning and supporting daily operational and administrative functions. Scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and managing all essentials tasks. We require someone who is highly focused and able to indentify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages. Highly skilled in greeting guests with a positive attitude and help them with their needs. Should be proficient in Microsoft office. Position open to students. Send in your resume.

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