Re: Re[2]: bogus resume stuff

Subject: Re: Re[2]: bogus resume stuff
From: Gwen Barnes <gwen -dot- barnes -at- MUSTANG -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 15:29:39 GMT

-> I don't know about anyone else here, but my SAT scores are extremely
-> outdated! (Well, not THAT outdated <grin>!) If someone wants to know for
-> a job in 1995 how I performed on a test sometime in the 1970s, I'm sorry,

I never took the SAT. In fact, I never graduated from high school. I
took a year's worth of courses (pottery, sculpture, art history, martial
arts <g> and a bit of English) at a community college to qualify for
the university's "goofed off in high school and blew it but wants a
second chance" admission policy. Took still more art classes <g>

Transferred to another university which also waived admissions testing
since all I needed to prove was that any other university on the planet
had already admitted me. They calculated GPA on a scale of 9, so I have
no idea what my graduating GPA works out to in the way most other
universities calculate them. I was 34 when I graduated.

The creative writing degree helped to some extent to get me the job I
have now, but what really qualified me to work here was experience I
gained through an expensive and time consuming hobby. Our company does
not have an "HR" department, and from the sound of it, I wouldn't get as
far as an interview with any company that does.

If I don't fit the "ideal profile" for companies that want to know my
friggin test scores from college, all I can say is they probably
wouldn't fit my "ideal profile" of companies to work for. Results are
what go on the bottom line, not test scores and GPAs.

Some of the people here have college degrees, a lot of them don't. We
hire self-taught programmers who don't have degrees, if they can show us
they do good work. I like it that way ...

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