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gailcalled's avatar

Whom would you hire?

Asked by gailcalled (54522points) October 6th, 2008

Four resumes below. Two jobs available

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gailcalled's avatar

The jobs involve managing a diverse group of people, having a basic
knowledge of economics, politics, foreign relations, education, law, and government. You need two people
who are team-players, decisive, and have a ‘get-the-job-done’ attitude.

#1 Occidental College (Los Angeles) – 2 years studying
Politics and Public Policy.
Columbia University (New York) – B.A. Political Science specializing in
International Relations.
Harvard Law School – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude,
Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Law Review.

#2 University of Delaware – B.A. in History and a B.A. in
Political Science.>
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)

#3 United States Naval Academy – – Class Rank 894 out of 899.

#4 Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester –
Business Administration.
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – General Studies.
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – Journalism.
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester.>
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism.

JackAdams's avatar

I sense that this is a “trick” question, and that you are talking about the presidential candidates, MAYBE.

Good Q.

googlybear's avatar

Without any additional information, #1 and #2. #3’s low ranking is kind of worrisome. #4’s jumping around from school to school triggers my “spidey sense”.

jasongarrett's avatar

Any chance you forgot to list work experience on the resumes?

gailcalled's avatar

@jason:I had trouble making the question (and my answer) as short as they were. Any more text, and I wouldn’t read it.

shadling21's avatar

Are you allowed to post this stuff online?
I agree with googly. Oh my goodness I love that name!
I wouldn’t just judge from this information, obviously… a person is more than their degree.

jasongarrett's avatar

Are we aiming to hire fresh college graduates, or seasoned professionals at the peaks of their careers?

shadling21's avatar

Oh, just saw JA’s post. Good call.

gailcalled's avatar

I will save page two of the resumés for another day. Just decide who makes the first cut.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Definitely the first two—just based on this information, not knowing about their work history at all.

That’s assuming that like most jobs, being intelligent and hard-working is important…

La_chica_gomela's avatar

But I do think the question is _slightly skewed because you didn’t give any information besides college and class rank for #3, and you didn’t give class rank at all for the other three applicants.

SoapChef's avatar

Hmmm, that would be like choosing between, Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin.

jasongarrett's avatar

What was #2’s class rank? What did #3 study? Are these the best college transcripts available?

Is “basic knowledge” the only requirement, or are we interested in executive experience, political philosophy, dedication to country, and body of work over a career of service?

SoapChef's avatar

P.S. In that order, Am I right Gail?

kevbo's avatar

It’s a shame the HR Department only forwarded four resumes of the many qualified applicants.

that’s not a dig at you, gail

gailcalled's avatar

Question is “slightly” skewed. I should have asked; “Whom would you interview?”

(@Kev: from a college classmate; I think that this has been making the rounds. I shortened and edited it a little.)

(@Soap; Yup.)

popo7676's avatar

Can u guys just pick two and stop picking it apart. I would choose #1 & #2.

gailcalled's avatar

@popo: Half the fun is in the picking and also in the picking it apart. It is late at night. (And everyone has been civil, so far.)

popo7676's avatar

@gail: I’m just saying that because out of all of the posts only 3 people answered the actual question.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

gasp In my first response, that should read “are” important! How incredibly embarrassing!

SoapChef's avatar

Sorry Popo, I would hire 1 and 2.

gailcalled's avatar

@popo: this was a loaded question. Sorry.

SoapChef's avatar

@Gail You “thought provoker”, you.

popo7676's avatar

I just like to hear peoples answers and not people complaining.

Fallenangel's avatar

If for #3 that’s all you’re looking at or if its the only good thing, drop him. Just because hes book smart doesn’t mean we works well with others, or any of the other stuff required. Ya know?

judochop's avatar

I would hire the black guy or #4. The only reason I like number 4 is that person spent some time going to school in Hawaii and then middle america, talk about to extremes and diverse groups of people….And the person is a writer. Writers generally tend to think a little more before they just open their mouths and spill beans. Also #1 for the obvious reasons on paper and the qualifications you require for the hire. Of course anything can look good but until you hear them open their mouths in an interview you can never be sure of anything. Just look at Palin. Good on paper but for me, no good at all.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I see her as no good either way, but to each his own I suppose. :)

augustlan's avatar

#‘s 1 and 2 in a hearbeat.

EmpressPixie's avatar

I see where you are going with this, and Obama. I mean, um, doors number one and two. Yes. Doors one and two.

gailcalled's avatar

Nowhere in the resumes did it say anything about race or gender. And I did not write this; simply passing in on, for what it’s worth. And I DID wait until bedtime, (EST) at least. Re: #4; s/he is allowed to move from Hawaii to Idaho; I would worry about the General Studies at N. Idaho College, then U. Idaho, two semesters, then a jump to a community college with no course of study listed; and then back to U.Idaho with for 3 semesters. But it is morning now.

: #4 Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester –
Business Administration.
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – General Studies.
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – Journalism.
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester.>
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism.

Fallenangel's avatar

Are we looking at a transcript here or a ping pong match. I for one think that jumping that many times between collages hinders learning ability. 1 to 2 jump builds diversity, 3 shows an unknown variable. I don’t think I can see 5 jumps and a repeat as constructive at all.

But then again, that’s just me.

jballou's avatar

It’s amusing how few people actually get this question

Fallenangel's avatar

Perhaps there is part of this I’m missing…..

La_chica_gomela's avatar

fallen angel, read the second answer, JackAdams’s. i think it’ll come to you.

Fallenangel's avatar

Feel kinda like this reading thing shoulda been taught in grade school.

Luckily enough for me, I skipped all that ;-)

Int + 5 XD

Fallenangel's avatar

I didn’t read it at first, so I mocking myself in the inability to read. (shoulda been taught in elem, but I skipped it)

then Int+5 is a gamer reference (mainly for mage or spell caster type players who need intelligence to use skills). This is also a cut down of myself saying that I need more Int.

Sorry, sometimes I speak in my own vernacular.

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