meg laments the quality of some of the responses to the job posting that i linked to earlier. i always had fun going through submitted resumés, since it was easy enough to set a low threshold for when to simply toss the bad ones. longer than one page? gone. typos? gone. can't get a good sense of what the person actually did at previous jobs after fifteen seconds? gone. stupid objectives section? gone. (tip: leave out the objectives. everybody knows you're lying.)

while i've been involved with hiring some people that blindly submitted resumés, all of the (post-college) jobs i've had have been the result of various connections. (which is pretty remarkable, given how loosely connected i am.)