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How many resumes do you get Joel?

Your article has garnered a lot of feedback. I'm curious, how many resumes do you receive per day and total that you have to dig through?

Mike Swieton
Monday, January 26, 2004

Between 10 and 30 a day for posted jobs. A handful more for nonexistant jobs.

Joel Spolsky
Monday, January 26, 2004

"A handful more for nonexistant jobs. "

Anyone else take this as a challenge? [grin]

"Dear Spolsky:
I know you aren't looking for a Mars Rover debugger, but apparently one is needed..."

Philo

Philo
Monday, January 26, 2004

>Anyone else take this as a challenge? [grin]

From: crazydood2004@hotmail.com
Subject: resume
dear spolsky,
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SC
Monday, January 26, 2004

Yeah, at 30 resumes a day it is completely reasonable to throw out huge amounts of resumes for arbitrary reasons. How long has that job ad been posted? How many hundreds of resumes have accumulated so far? Nuff said.

Mike Swieton
Monday, January 26, 2004

Incidentally, has anyone noticed that the crazydood2004@hotmail.com address is advertising Yahoo services?

Is this a reverse psychology technique by MS or was that a typo? :-)

SC
Monday, January 26, 2004

BTW, though I can't resist the wiseass posts, I actually think that Joel's article is a well-written piece of common-sense.

SC
Monday, January 26, 2004

Step 1, read the resumes, cull the chaff - hopefully a lot of it.

The ones you want to interview will *know* how to write a decent resume - why would anyone want to change this?

I don't want to interview someone who made it past this step because (s)he read "How to write a resume for the brain dead". Now I've got to interview them.

If they can't even write a resume, why on earth would you want them writing software or anywhere near your code for that matter. Finally, why on earth would you tell them how to beat your system?

Not For My Job
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

---"nonexistant jobs"----

Actually, "nonexistant" is a nonexistent word.

Stephen Jones
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

crazydood2004 -at- hotmail.com might be a real address which is why Joel took the trouble to obfuscate it.

Now you guys've done it.

Alex.ro
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Poor crazydood - what did he ever do to you guys?

Jimmy Jo-jo
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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