A New Way of Hiring: Hidden Messages in Website Code

Fancy yourself a bit of a coding whizz? Well you may be at an advantage when it comes to finding hidden job vacancies that aren’t being advertised widely.

Traditional job hunting is all good and well, but you must face a great deal of competition if you choose to take this route. Employers also have to test out different ways of advertisig jobs if they want to sift through the hoards of job seekers and identify the top candidates amongst all the noise. One method that a few of the top global firms have been testing out is leaving secret hiring messages within their website code.

You can check out a website’s source code by visiting their homepage, right clicking and selecting “view page source.” Though a lot of the code may look like a load of gobbledoogook to you if you are not familiar with coding, some businesses are including more obvious messages within the code.

StandOut CV had a hunt around and here are a few companies who are using this technique to advertise their latest job openings:

  1. eBay
  2. The Guardian
  3. Kit Kat
  4. Paypal
  5. Flickr
  6. Mozilla

See their secret messages below!


Top image: Pablo