Apple Posted A Secret Job Ad On Its Website To Attract The World's Best Talent

But it didn't quite go according to plan...

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Typically, job hunting requires scouring through a thousand listings online (that or your uncle knows a guy who knows a guy — lucky you) until you find something that sounds just about bearable and will fulfill the need for monetary compensation in exchange for you spending 40 hours a week sat inside, writing emails that include words like "Scalable", "Synergy" and "Thought Leadership", all while clinging to the fragments of your brittle sanity.

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But not at Apple, oh no, Apple is looking for top, top talent.

Hidden talent.

But it hasn't quite gone according to plan.

Attempting to hide a job ad inside the code of its website, Apple's search for an engineer backfired when journalist Zack Whittaker, security editor for American news site ZDNet, happened upon the listing while analysing information sent from iPhone apps to advertisers.

Despite the impressive-sounding nature of his discovery, Zack was ambivalent about the find, writing, "Trust me, there was little proficiency needed to find the page, which, since it was widely reported, has been taken down.

"But it was still nice to have been asked to 'get in touch' with my resume."

Back to the drawing board, lads?