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Re: Never trust a CV

> ...CS grads sharing brilliant CVs with just the names changed.

Ugh.

Once asked an applicant whether he had ever opened or repaired a computer. "Yes" was the answer to the "repaired" part. I asked what the problem was and how it was solved. "CD drive" and "just kicked against the case" came back. No shadow of embarrassment on the side of the applicant...

For another job (more design-y) we just got sent a floppy disk and a note "See disk!" on paper. Disk contained just a link to C:\something\. We called the person and tried to explain the problem. You may guess whether our explanation was understood (hint: no).

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