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Old Jan 20th 2013, 10:12 am
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Scamp - what's the quickest way of filtering through all this shit?
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Old Jan 20th 2013, 10:17 am
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Scamp - what's the quickest way of filtering through all this shit?
All in the bin, who needs another new enemy. Increase the workload on the other Indians to compensate
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Old Jan 20th 2013, 10:24 am
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All in the bin, who needs another new enemy. Increase the workload on the other Indians to compensate
Actually weasel that is my view. My boss wants a senior hire (to promote himself further), but I have been pushing for mid-career one (so I can control them).

fun and games.
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Scamp - what's the quickest way of filtering through all this shit?
Set up a rule on your inbox to send all applications with the reference to a certain folder.

Open folder

Locate the button to the right (over a gap) of your 'Enter' key...it's called delete.

Hover finger over 'delete'

Click on first email so it appears in the reading pane

Click on attached CV so that it previews in reading pane.

If it doesn't format well in reading pane, smash that hovering finger down.
If the name isn't right, smash it down.
If the CV is hard to read, covered in bold, covered in highlighted text, smash it down.
If within 3 seconds you don't want to read more, smash it.

Just get that finger warm and you'll get through 300 in about 15 mins.

BUT whatever you do, don't just delete them. Worst thing you can do because you might get rid of the nugget of a candidates who applied and is actually good. It's the killer fact.

Don't forget - hover, hover, hover, SMASH.
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Actually weasel that is my view. My boss wants a senior hire (to promote himself further), but I have been pushing for mid-career one (so I can control them).

fun and games.
Hire the best best candidate in the 300, one of those ambitious mother****ers, career driven, sell his grandmother, one with an mba and all that shit.
Soon your boss will be spending more time looking over his own shoulder to this guy and will actively plot with you to get rid of him.
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Hire the best best candidate in the 300, one of those ambitious mother****ers, career driven, sell his grandmother, one with an mba and all that shit.
Soon your boss will be spending more time looking over his own shoulder to this guy and will actively plot with you to get rid of him.
I think Millhouse should phone them all and ask the Indian-flummoxing (sp) question of "why are you looking for a new position?"

The first person who doesn't say "better opportunity" get's the job. I bet you a pint you don't hire anyone.
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so far, all I have done is sort the list by age.

All the male candidates below 35 have been rejected. All of the female candidates above 30 have been rejected.
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so far, all I have done is sort the list by age.

All the male candidates below 35 have been rejected. All of the female candidates above 30 have been rejected.
By god if this doesn't give me faith in the hiring process nothing will
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so far, all I have done is sort the list by age.

All the male candidates below 35 have been rejected. All of the female candidates above 30 have been rejected.
Hahahahahah! That's brilliant.

Why not get someone that works for you to sift through them, someone unscrupulous and deceitful. Any they reject will probably be quite good.
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Hahahahahah! That's brilliant.

Why not get someone that works for you to sift through them, someone unscrupulous and deceitful. Any they reject will probably be quite good.
Sadly, I am that person.
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Old Jan 20th 2013, 11:16 am
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Sadly, I am that person.
Awkward.

Read my first post again. It's the quickest way. Don't just delete though, there might just be the one in there.
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Do you reject ex-sportsmonkeys outright for the high probability of incompetence and corruption?
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Do you reject ex-sportsmonkeys outright for the high probability of incompetence and corruption?
Yes.

I have also the dubious task of biasing my selection as follows:

1) someone from Africa or Emirati (there will be none of the latter)
2) female
3) gay / lesbian (doesn't always come through on the CV, I have to read the hobbies)
4) other non-white
5) not from South-Asia

and then squaring this with my personal objectives of:
1) good looking with dubious morals
2) someone I can control
3) good written English. I'm fed up re-writing stuff.
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3) good written English. I'm fed up re-writing stuff.
You're ****ed then. The very best you can hope for here is an affinity for the wrong big words used in incomprehensibly long sentences, followed by a shotgun full of punctuation fired at them from the other side of the room.
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Yes.

3) gay / lesbian (doesn't always come through on the CV, I have to read the hobbies)
Hobbies eh? What are the giveaways?
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