Getting into the right pi

Subject: Getting into the right pi
From: Marilynne Smith <m -dot- smith182 -at- GENIE -dot- GEIS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 07:13:00 UTC

Doug says. "I suspect that this is where much of the hiring advantage of a
college degree comes in. You can check it by looking at the resume . . .
and rapidly shrink the pile. Yes, you'll overlook some bright and talented
people, but this process is about numbers, odds and being able to defend
your decision later, not individual merit. Cold, but I think true."

Once, when I lost an in-house job to a person with a degree and little
experience, my comment to my fellow workers was:

I would have done the job better, but now they've made their choice and it's
their job to see that it works.

Doug, you'll never know what you missed. And you may have missed the
opportunity to brag about your decision instead of defending it. <grin>


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