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I have to say this because I have seen it over and over and I am still baffled.
I am working now at a start-up with incredibly bright people. We are still hiring developer-types and have very high standards...over 500 people have been screened and rejected. However, I do have the opportunity to interview candidates, and some of their resumes are HORRIBLE! But it doesn't seem to matter here! We get 8-page resumes which are ugly as heck and full of irrelevant fluff. I wouldn't even let it get by if I was in HR.
To be clear, these 500+ candidates, their resumes passed screening and they were rejected during in-person interviews. I have seen this at other places I have worked. My PhD boss at one job had mispellings, personal pronouns, mixed tenses and you name it on his resume.
Are the standards lower the higher your pay, experience, and education level? My company is small, but we are funded by one of the largest companies in the world (wish I was kidding).
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