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Dredging for Gold

In resume's, that is. I am astounded at a) how many people can't handle basic singular/plural and tense (trainings, experiences, present instead of past for old jobs), b) how many people have long resumes that say little, and c) how many apparently senior people will apply for a fairly junior job, even though they are currently working in their field. The female to male ratio is a bit dissapointing, too. For a Craigslist advertised job, only two out of 26 seem to be female.

I'm so glad I'm not in recruiting, my eyes would bleed.

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ex_ciannait
Oct. 17th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
What are you hiring for?
ravan
Oct. 17th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
Junior sysadmin/helpdesk (win, lin, mac). User setups, basic network setups, phones, answer question from software folks.

Send me your res if you're interested. Location is Palo Alto. See Helpdesk/IT Support Engineer on Craigslist peninsula.
lysana
Oct. 17th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
If it weren't for Linux, I'd be pinging blackfyr for this one.
ravan
Oct. 17th, 2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah. He needs to get some mixed environment time. Our primary is Linux , but everyone also has a winders box, and the admin types only have winders.
blackfyr
Oct. 17th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
My work has all been in Windows & Mac with some ability to mouse around BSD and look at things (if someone will tell me where the things I'm looking for are). If that sounds like something that can be worked with, my resume is available (in multiple formats) here.
ex_ciannait
Oct. 17th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
I don't do Linux, sadly, just Solaris and HP-UX. I can still send you my resume if you like.
ravan
Oct. 17th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Close enough. Just don't want 'doze only, but the position is primarily supporting 'doze users and a little light linux and mac admin. RHEL 3 is actually pretty close to Solaris.

So send it...
trogula
Oct. 17th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Senior guy, junior post
I've seen this for two reasons:

1. Senior guy really isn't, thanks to the Peter Principle.

2. Senior guy is fscking tired of working so much, and wants to slow down the pace a bit. Less senior job = less stress and responsibility = usually less hours.
weofodthignen
Oct. 17th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Senior guy, junior post
Senior guy knows job is about to go "poof" and correctly reckons there is a higher likelihood of getting an interview for an un-stratospheric job ...

M
trogula
Oct. 17th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Senior guy, junior post
Definately a good point. I can think of a couple of times that I've seen this.
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