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Sounds like a bit of a cnut

Or as one anonymous coward put it somewhat more succinctly ...

Anonymous Coward

not being funny or anything... #

But this Dominic Connor sounds like a bit of a cnut.

Not content with accusing Dominic, and all recruiters, and HR people, of being parasitic lazy middlemen, a number took issue with our man's grasp of Latin.

Sean Baggaley 1

@AC 13:22 GMT #

"That's all your CV is, something promoting your ability to do the job, not a life story..."

"Life story" is *exactly* what "Curriculum Vitae" is *supposed* to be, you ignorant dolt.

The full term used to be "curriculum vitae et studiorum" — literally "course of life and studies". CVs are *supposed* to be long-form, and always have been. In much of mainland Europe, the proper, long-form, CV is still in use.

It's the _résumé_, popularised in the US, which is the short-form _summary_ of your recent employment history and education. The clue's in the (French) name, which literally means "summarised".

If you want résumés, fucking well ask for them, instead of asking for CVs and then complaining that they're "too long".

And stop complaining about *our* language skills when yours are clearly no better.

However, as much as Dominic's flakey grasp of lingua Romanorum irked our classically educated readers, it was his inflated view of what his candidates were worth that really convulsed some readers.

Anonymous Coward

What planet is he on????? #

"Over the next few years you are asking to be paid more than the cost of a Ferrari."

Er? How many people in IT (who actually do the work) are paid more than the cost of a Ferrari?

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/247387/ferrari_458_prices_revealed.html

give £170K....

Well at my current salary that will be nigh on 4 years.

Which prompted a flood of support from fellow readers:

Anonymous Coward

me #

Blended rate for PM resource on my programme is over £600. That's just over a year to hit supercar costs.

And just to really put the boot in, another AC added:

Anonymous Coward

Really? #

You're in the wrong business mate! A good developer in the city finance sector can easily cut £80k+ and tech project managers easily break £100k.

So, Dominic is just flame bait, and a flag-waver for over-paid city techs? Ratings were evenly split, and there were even a few people who agreed with him.

Anonymous Coward

Good article – pulls no punches #

This is the reality of job hunting, and this guy has just given a raft of examples of what will cause you to fail to get a job since you fail at the first hurdle of being able to write a good CV.

These are not made-up mistakes – these are real world examples, and what happens if your CV fails to make the grade.

Even if you are a 'talent' – if you come across poorly in a CV, or for that matter, a personal interview – guess what – you are not getting that job you think you deserve.

The first obstacle to change is recognising you need to change in the first place.

Wake up an smell the coffee people.

Genoceres took his life in his hands suggesting the inability to write a good CV could actually have some bearing on a candidate's ability to write code.

genoceres

Fantastic #

Given the number of crap CVs I've had to read over the years – this hits precisely the right spot. Hopefully people in IT will read this article and take heed.

I throw more CVs away because they're unreadable than I do because they're obviously not up to the job. And why? because if they can't write a good cv, then how crap is their code going to be?

Hollerith simply took a Hobbesian approach to recruitment.

Hollerith 1

...

If you can't be bothered wading through the tedious garbage (and I know it is) of dealing with recruiters, spiffing up your CV, anticipating what they want (eg, Word doc) and generally seeking to please me, the ultimate employer, then fine. That is your choice. However, I will NOT be coming to you, empty-handed or with single malt, because you are NOT that special. I can get UNIX guys, C++ guys, you-name-it-guys by the bucket-full. Some of them are hungry for work and willing to make my life easy so that I like them and choose them. They won't do a bad job – I hire them because they have been willing to suck up the pain of being employable, and that sort of hard work impresses me, and because the interview process will be asking them to demo their skills.

You, however, would come across in your interview, I suspect, as you come across here. Life is cruel and unfair. Get used to it.

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