Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe…

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe…

Shortlisting the applicants for our fake job description.

Even though we knew the people applying for our job, we had to remain impartial and treat this task seriously. That being said, one person from the group did not send us a CV, and the other sent us a three paged CV with the third page listing what cakes they had made in the previous week. So our only real candidates were our friends, Grace and Emily.

Grace and Emily met our criteria very well. One of the qualities we were after was ‘Stamina’ due to the long hours of standing and waiting someone would be doing as a location marshal and both candidates proved they would cope – with Grace giving examples of being a Stage Manager’s Runner for an Annual Dance Production, and demonstrating how those skills would be transferable to the job requirements. Emily too wrote her athletic achievements of ten years gymnastic experience as an example of physical stamina and discipline.

Where could the candidates improve their CV and cover letter? We unanimously agreed that both their cover letters could be improved upon. Grace wrote hers in the email, where preferably it would be a separate document which can be saved and retrieved at a later date, and Emily’s came across too informal.

Both their CVs were very strong and we decided that we would interview the two of them.

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