SPUG: rejecting PERL applicants?
andrew at sweger.net
Fri Jun 8 17:47:16 PDT 2012
Is it pedantic? Would I be overly concerned to insist that my name be
spelled Andrew and not ANDREW (assuming lower-case letters are available)?
I'm questioning the characterization of this as being pedantic. I don't
think it necessarily is to expect names to be spelled correctly.
But I did receive (off list) a good argument for why I might not want to
filter resumes on the basis of the capitalization of the name of the Perl
language. It has to do with statistics and needles in haystacks and
irrelevant bias. I'm inclined to just ignore the "PERL" now.
On Fri, 8 Jun 2012, Robin Darby wrote:
> YES, but it's probably a lucky escape for the candidate, if you are that pedantic! :)
> On 8 Jun 2012, at 15:46, Andrew Sweger wrote:
> > Am I out of my gourd for refusing to consider job applicants that put PERL
> > (in all caps) in their resume for a senior position?
> > (Am I trolling? Perhaps a little. But the question has been on my mind and
> > it's been awfully quiet around here?)
> > --
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> > things can go wrong at once.
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