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.)


yeah, but look how lousy those jobs have been...

» fritzkafka (link) » january 3, 2003 4:02pm

more than one page, gone????? are you crazy?

» arvind » january 3, 2003 5:36pm

if you can't trim your resumé down to a single page, you are wasting my time. resumé means “a summary.”

at the time i took them, i wouldn't consider any of my jobs lousy. it's the situation at the end of each that is more open to debate.

» jim (link) » january 3, 2003 7:04pm

but i really want you to know all of my amazing accomplishments!!!!! hahahahahah! :)

» arvind » january 3, 2003 7:56pm

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