Re: bogus resume stuff

Subject: Re: bogus resume stuff
From: Joan Smith <jsmith -at- ENCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 09:20:18 -0400

I rarely post here, but this is one of my biggest pet peeves.
I just looked in my September issue of INTERCOM, and yup,
you're right, there it is! 3.6 GPA and 1400 SAT.

I think the SAT goes up to 1600 (800 verbal, 800 math), but first of all,
holy crow! if all jobs wanted students with those kinds of grades,
I'd have never gotten a job. I'm a FIRM believer in the
"well-rounded student", and that great grades do not necessarily
mean a great employee. Second of all, what the heck do SAT grades
have to do with ANYTHING?! I wonder, are those requirements
for ALL applicants (even those with years of experience) or just
the junior-level?

I am proof that a person with average grades can still do a more than average
I had my first "real" job while still in my senior year, AND was
on a collegiate sport team. And, yes, I did have a job before many
3.5+ G.P.A. students I went to school with.
I know how to manage my time, and what
my priorities are. I would hate to be looked over for a job position
because I didn't break a 1200 on my SAT.

My opinion (and not my company's, although they DID hire me so I can't be
all that bad! :-) )


> Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 12:36:08 PDT
> From: Fred Wersan <fwersan -at- SYBASE -dot- COM>
> Subject: bogus resume requirements

> A couple of months back (and periodically before then) the list has discussed
> what is
> and isn't legitimate to ask for in a tech writer resume. Here is one that
> all:

> There is an ad in the back of the Sept. issue of INTERCOM (an STC publication)
> that
> asks candidates for a tech writing position to send a resume including GPA
> or
> above) and SAT scores (1400 or higher).

> This is so absurd, that I will refrain from adding scathing comments.
> -------------------------------------
> 617-564-6988

> Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 16:04:56 -0600
> From: "Matthew B. Hicks" <matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU>
> Subject: Re: bogus resume requirements

> Unless they've changed the scale since I took it, the highest score
> attainable on the SAT is 1400; higher than that and you're looking at a
> computer glitch. I guess they're looking for LUCKY people.

> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Matt Hicks, Tech. Writer, Unidata * I may not agree with what you
> Boulder, CO, (303)497-8676, ******* say, but I'll defend to the
> matt -at- unidata -dot- ucar -dot- edu ************* death my right to mock you.

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