Optimizing techie candidate resume pre-screening

Boing Boing talks about a company that automatically rejected all candidates that applied for an “internet expert” position and provided a Hotmail address. Why? Because you can’t pretend being an internet expert and use a Hotmail account at the same time.

A great idea, this one, that should be expanded to other position/technology pairs.

I, for one, find it disturbing to have to look at CVs of coders that insist in sending them in Microsoft Word format. WTF, people? If you want to come across as an IT professional, give me something that I can read on any platform, and make it non-proprietary, while you are at it.

(Disclaimer: these opinions are solely my own and in no way represent those of my employer or its hiring practices.)

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