editor that understands CTRL/B, CTRL/I, CTRL/U

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Sat Apr 28 03:00:06 UTC 2012

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 02:33:29PM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> > Indeed -- and the employer who bucks this trend does him/her self a huge
> > service, because large numbers of very skilled and/or talented people are
> > being rejected on entirely arbitrary criteria that have little or no
> > correlation to their ability to do the job.
> Keep in mind in today's job market, and given Internet methods of
> advertising positions, the problem isn't in finding qualified people
> -- the problem is in whittling down the couple thousand or so resumes
> you get to a manageable pile.  You can afford to reject some qualified
> applicants in that process because there are always more looking.
> Again, this is one of the reasons credit scoring is becoming so
> popular -- it's an almost automatic way to narrow down the pile.
> Another method in common use right now is to throw out applications
> from anyone who's currently unemployed, and only look at ones who
> already have a position and are looking to change jobs.

Reminds me of an episode of "The Office".

The manager gets a pile of resumes/CVs and immediately bungs half of
them in the trash.

His reasoning: he doesn't like employing "unlucky" people :)




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