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  • Writer's pictureGuy Liddall

Explain the unexplained (part 2)

Updated: Mar 28




I talked recently about an application. About a candidate who, at first glance, seemed to have had lots of different jobs over the past 10 years. But, because we know the sector, a closer look showed that these different companies were all part of the same group. We worked it out, but many others would not. They compounded this by not explaining why, having moved to a new group only this summer, at the end of August, they were looking again. And it gave us no clue, except the name of the company. There was some crucial information missing that could have cleared this up. Again, we worked it out, because we know that the business he is working at is over 100 miles away from home. But there is no mention of his employer’s location on his CV. And this is not logical, every other job has a location, but I suspect this was hurriedly put together. So for every previous job where it could be argued that location was not relevant, we had it. But for this one we did not. A simple sentence like “Reason for leaving: I have reluctantly decided that the daily commute of 100 miles each way is too far” would explain logically and simply. Want to subscribe to this blog? click here.

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