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Grim, isn't it?
'Reason for leaving: A failed attempt to be part of the family business'
Can't have any failures aboard the good ship warny.
I like inferring character flaws from otherwise inconsequential bits of information.
It's an automatic reject and I don't read it any further.
"oh, this one's a bit different presentation-wise!"
*tosses in bin*
'Well done mate, you got off the shortlist'
single place in the UK where unemployment is still increasing, I found myself unemployed'
from a Guy Minga who lived at 3 Ming Lane.
Everyone else said it was fake, but I still believe
a fictional company in a popular film franchise directed by the likes of Ridley Scott, James Cameron and David Fincher...
I am still waiting to find out how he explains this in the interview.
And then hit him with questions from the films. Or just go into character as Ripley and scream at him for being an idiot who was going to get us all killed (paraphrased).
My friend considered something more subtle: a dribble of condensed milk from the corner of the interviewer's mouth, say...
doesn't it depend on what the family business is?
my family are friends with a family who are the local undertakers and I went to school with the daughters and they went to uni, got good degrees (one as a doctor) but they were expected to go into the family bsueinss, both of them. It was all really odd actually, the slightly dim one hated the undertaking business and joined fast track civcivl service instead, and the one who had a medical degree went on to qualify as a doctor, but hated it and went back into the family business where she is now happy.
I guess it depends on the fmaily business andthe dynamic of it/ the characters/ the amount of dead people you have to embalm.
girl who did this got interviews in three different departments at my old place, mainly so they could talk to her about it. And at least one of them offered her a job.
so she wasn't actually even on it?
you are frequently astounded at how few people appear to be able to draft a decent CV and write a decent job application. It's mental.
The CV's have generally been ok, and we use an online system rather than traditional Word doc CV's so there's a lot less 'formatting'. However there's still a lot of copy-and-paste and obvious lifting from other job applications.
"I also like to express myself via the medium of interpretive dance."
"I am passionate about deep vortex mathematics, check it out- it will blow your mind!"
I used to work for a mental health charity. Someone sent a job application in which, I shit you not, began with the line:
`I'm applying for this job because, as the song says, everybody hurts. Sometimes.`
Didn't get shortlisted.
Always feel bad when it comes to the 'do you like equality and diversity and stuff, yeah?' question on our application and someone people have nothing to contribute beyond 'I'm not a racist'.
COLLEAGUE: We are an Equal Opportunities employer. Please could you explain what you understand by Equal Opportunities?
INTERVIEWEE: Um... it means that a blind Ethiopian could do this job.
and listed one of my skills as "great attention to detail."
The editor's name was Ross Smith, but I mis-read as Ros which lead to me addressing the cover letter to Ms. Smith. I realised when I returned home from posting the application.
Even if I was qualified for the job, I definitely wasn't getting short-listed.