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Resume humor
So I'm looking at resumes at work and one cover letter just made me bust: "I am proficient with All operating systems, from Windows 95 to XP and all server solutions in between." The capital 'A' was his. Hoo-boy. Yes, because 'all' operating systems fall on the spectrum from Windows 95 to XP. And, of course, there are no server solutions in between those. Maybe you could argue that 2000 Pro is in there and jump to 2000 Server - but don't strain yourself. :-)

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purly From: purly Date: April 11th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
the intermediate who thinks they're an expert?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 11th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I put him in the 'Junior' pile - we're going to be hiring a junior IT person too (just submitted the req for review) and he didn't list a salary requirement, so maybe he's not asking for too much for the junior role. But he really isn't qualified for the senior position I'm screening for right now. (We already have some candidates for that one, but I'm going through the stragling resumes just in case.)
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: April 11th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I've seen a rediculous number of resumes where people spell "Shift Manager" without the "f". :)
cyber_pagan From: cyber_pagan Date: April 11th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
in my case that wouldn't necessarily be a typo....
From: ninjarat Date: April 11th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah. Tell him to get back to me when he has some experience with NCR Unix. :)
solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: April 12th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I met the one guy at WPI who uses zsh today. We can hook the one person who uses NCR Unix with him and breed unix obscurists.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 12th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I created an account for a non-WPI person on the new FreeBSD server I'm setting up, and within minutes he was all, "tcsh?! What fucking planet are you from?"

"Uh, right, you didn't go to WPI in the early '90s, you wouldn't want that, would you. Just change it to whatever you want."

zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 12th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
What cool shell are the kids using these days? xsh - the EXTREME SHELL!? ;-)
sleet01 From: sleet01 Date: April 12th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I've begun to feel that bash is too permissive and luxurious; what more could I want than csh and ed, really?
solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: April 12th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I talked to somebody who had, on his resume under previous job activities, "Created TCP/IP accounts using Microsoft Exchange."

I still am not quite sure what he meant by that, but it became obvious that he had really seriously padded his resume and wasn't qualified to even apply for the job he'd been temping at. He was here Monday, gone Tuesday, luckily before he could do any damage.