Thankfully I am retired and don't have to worry about this any more.
When googling on a different subject I came across the following
Animal Vacancies - 14 urgent openings. No timewasters!
The link is no longer operative but it is a very common phrase used in small-ads.
Why do employers use this phrase? Do timewasters know that they are timewasters? Or, if they are deliberate timewasters surely they will not be deterred.
Has anyone here ever used that phrase? Did it achieve anything?
Update: 18 Sep 2015 - in response to the following comment
It sounds like an impolite version of "serious inquiries only" – Dan Pichelman
I'd like to ask about this as well. Does this 'polite' version achieve anything useful? Does the phrase stop frivolous or unsuitable applications?