Daily Archives: September 23, 2008

The Applicant

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Fascinating look at how a human resource director could plow through an applicant’s resume for an ultra-high level position with a multi-billion dollar corporation.  Rich Carroll at  US Weekly suavely takes us on an imaginary step-by-step process.  Very well worth the read!  Do read the entire piece, for the following summation is but only a very small part of A Story About A Man Applying For A Job.  

  • This candidate has a tissue thin work experience resume.
  • He has not managed large groups of personnel, departments, material, or P&L statements.
  • This candidate’s own writing exhibits a deep-seeded anger and resentment towards people of the Caucasian race over the issue of slavery.
  • His emotional gravitas is centered upon his African heritage, and his belief that the white man is responsible for global poverty and unequal sharing of wealth.
  • The candidate’s personal associations since childhood have been mostly with radical African Americans, Muslims, and communists; those who harbor anger towards The United States of America.
  • Particularly disturbing is his lengthy relationship with Bill Ayers, an unrepentant Weatherman radical who bombed government buildings and abdicated the overthrow of the United States.
  • Given the current global situation of nearly twelve thousand Muslim acts of terrorism since 911, it is disturbing to find his close associations with Muslim groups, MAFO2008.com.
  • I have highlighted passages in both books and find one particularly disturbing: “Should the political winds shift in an ugly direction I will side with the Muslims.”
  • The candidate has surrounded himself with anti-American grievance mongers, and appears to manipulate “typical white people” by appealing to their guilt about slavery.
  • He is a socialist, and totally disenfranchised from the history of “root America.”
  • The candidate refuses to discuss his years at Columbia University, although he lived off campus and made few friends.
  • He will not release his application to the state bar notes which raises questions on several issues including the use of drugs.
  • Very little is available about his experience with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a foundation that spent $100 million with no discernable benefit for the schools and students that it was putatively designed to help.

It is therefore my strongest recommendation this candidate not be considered for any position within the corporation.

“Bull Keep Out”
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