Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Impotence of Proofreading By Taylor Mali

Thanks to Anonymous for the tip. Here's Taylor Mali with good advice for the folks at jobs.ac.uk

Monday, September 10, 2007

Really Top Tips

I was sent some publicity material by the academic jobs website jobs.ac.uk. One of the items is a calendar, on which is printed a series of patronising "tips"- sample tip for writing CVs: "Don't use meaningless introductions". Doh! THAT's why I never got that vice-chancellor's job!
My favourites, though have to be the number 1 and number 4 top tips for CVs:
1. Don't apply for a job your not qualified for
4. Don't forget to check for spelling and typos

My advice- don't go to jobs.ac.uk for advice...