When a job listing says it requires knowledge of web standards, don’t bother applying if you haven’t changed your markup since 1998.
From the web page of a designer applying for the senior designer position at World Online:
<META NAME=GENERATOR CONTENT="Adobe PageMill 3.0 Mac">
Dude, don’t even bother.
(If your markup is better than that and you want to work for the best online news team in the world, why not apply?)