Saturday, 28 November 2009

Moral pertubation...

Is it wrong to entirely reject a CV on the basis that they wrote 'companies intranet' five separate times on it?

Is it wrong to entirely reject a CV on the basis that they'll get bored and leave within a month?

Is it wrong to entirely reject a CV because they used the phrases 'excellent communication skills' and 'works well as part of a team' in the first three paragraphs?

Is it wrong to entirely reject a CV for a technical role because they cannot tell the difference between there/they're/their?


I think not.


I am Boss. Fear me.

7 comments:

Kevin Musgrove said...

Not if the substance of those four paragraphs is to try to provide evidence for "excellent communication skills"

Sweet Cheeks said...

I wouldn't hire anyone that can't differentiate between there/their/they're....

Unacceptable....
LOL!
=]

Gorilla Bananas said...

Does he need to be literate for the job? I might have hired him to make the tea.

Madame DeFarge said...

I'm scared and I'm not even applying. Would you have forgiven them for an Oxford comma?

Ben said...

If I had to read through CVs, I'd probably reject people for far sillier reasons.

Either way, CVs are supposed to be bollocks anyway (writing them is the most mind numbing activity I can think of, so reading them has got to be worse).

St Jude said...

Oh how I have dreaded the culling of the CV stack in the past. I have lost the will to live whilst reading the same thing over and over again.

Red Squirrel said...

Kevin - I think it's just one of those horrible cliches people automatically put in to desperately fill up the 'Personal Information' section. For some reason it really gets my goat...

Sweet Cheeks - I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

gb - he (or she) has to be able to talk to and email clients so has to be fairly literate. I'm mainly rejecting them because I'm pedantic as hell though :)

Madame DeFarge - I'd have forgiven them if they were American but not if they were British :)

Ben - it's only because this is the first time I've had to do this for this company that I'm being serious.

Normally I'd weed out the chaff by rejecting anyone with an odd number of letters in their street name.

St Jude - agreed! Hence the culling of cliche-users :)