Hand crafted results
When all else fails, and the ranking algorithms do not pass the confidence threshold, we fall back to delivering handcrafted results. Working on a team of approximately 132 other handcrafters in 26 worldwide markets, you will receive a user query, use all the available search engines to quickly scour the web for results, pick the top 10 results for this query, and send it on to the user. Successful handcrafters can typically find top 10 results for a real-time user’s query in less than 3.8 seconds. This is an opportunity to truly connect with customers, because the queries that get routed to you are precisely the ones that the engine cannot answer well. We will have adequate staffing to allow generous coffee and bathroom breaks.
If you are an expert at using at least 3 different search engines, well versed with American English/colloquial usage, and can type at > 149 words/minute as measured by the Simia-Lico method – come join us and delight users real-time!
It’s nice that they allow generous bathroom breaks, but I’m finding it a little hard to believe that someone is actually handcrafting responses to “tough” queries at MSN Search by using other search engines and typing fast. However, you can get to the listing from the MSN Search Jobs page, Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Watch believes it, and Google Blogoscoped has commenced the snarking, so I guess it must be true. You learn something new every day.