[clug] Verifying SPAM or Google Recruiting

Steve McInerney steve at stedee.id.au
Tue Apr 27 19:50:53 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-28 at 11:03 +1000, Jeff wrote:
> On the other hand, I've come across recruiting firms which happily 
> accept my pdf resume, but have to ask me to submit it as a word doc 
> because some idiot who can only work with M$ products made sure that 
> their internal database won't accept anything else. I could get more 
> cynical, but the problem isn't neccessarily with the person you think
> it 
> is, but with those that should know better.

If it's any consolation, there are some who explicitly define what they
will accept and MS Word is not on the list.
Submitting in word format is an ... elegant way of demonstrating an
inability to follow simple instructions; and by breaking common
assumptions, attention to detail.

Much like Van Halen and their "no brown M&M's" as a Q&D test that their
stage had been setup correctly and hence safely.

The simplest things can be so effective.

- Steve

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