Rob P.

Chicago, IL

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Age: 32

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comment Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?
@JoeStrazzere - I'm not trying to express an opinion on the matter. I'm asking the question in good faith. I absolutely appreciate your response and experience.
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comment Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?
Google is both an industry leader and a household name. So it's very recognizable. There are lots of industry leaders who are known and respected, WITHIN their industry but that aren't well known outside of it. A lot of people wouldn't recognize 'Bethesda' or 'Valve' on a resume, but they are huge names in their industry both known for being highly competitive/desirable places to work. (just examples)
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comment Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?
@KentAnderson - Sure, if he was not a fit for your company. I'm not suggesting otherwise. I'm not disagreeing, but I am attempting to clarify. Your comment indicates that we're not quite talking about the same thing. If I say, 'All other things being equal' and you say, 'If he wasn't a good fit for my company....' I think we're talking about different things. I'm not advocating hiring someone because they worked at X.
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@MaskedMan - Certainly. But are you saying they are mutually exclusive? Two candidates who both became the go to technical person before being promoted to team lead....one does it at Google and another at Generic Software Company. I'm willing to admit that I might be completely wrong, but I think, all other things being equal you certainly wouldn't take Generic Software Company over Google. Maybe you'd interview them both and see what differences come out...and if you had time/budget constraints and had to cut down the interview list, I don't think anyone would say 'Eh, drop the Google one'
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comment Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?
@KentAnderson - I think it's an achievement some hiring companies would care about. I might be wrong, but here's an example of what I feel like exists: quora.com/…
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comment Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?
I think #3 would be something to address in a personal statement or in the interview. I've been involved somewhat in hiring at two previous companies and whenever someone had Microsoft or Google on their resume, it always got extra attention and question #3 was always something that was asked. I agree with you on point #2, not everyone is amazing, but again, it seemed like everyone involved was more likely to want to interview the candidate with the prestigious company.
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comment Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?
@JoeStrazzere - possibly a poor example. Say it's a software developer who used to work in the gaming industry. I might be qualified to interview software developers, but not be familiar enough to know the difference between a notoriously bad gaming company and the most well respected companies in the gaming industry. Working for Blizzard, Bethesda, or Valve would be considered an achievement by most people. Updated question to clarify.
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comment Can you get a PhD based on work or life experience?
I thought many prestigious universities awarded degrees for lifetime experience? For example, Harvard (harvard.edu/honorary-degrees) and Yale (secretary.yale.edu/governance/honorary-degrees). It seems more notable for a university to not award honorary degrees.
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comment Is it a good idea to ask for a significantly lower salary than the median to increase the chances of an offer?
Another aspect is that if they bring on an employee at significantly less than what they can get elsewhere - the employer is going to wonder how long it will be until they jump ship. It's hard to say no to a new job offer that pays 20-50% more.
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comment How to word a letter reminding coworkers to be respectful
If I read that letter, the first thing I'd do is ask around to my coworkers about it. I'd want to know what the juicy back story was, who said what to you, what sort of crazy at home situation you must have, etc, etc, etc...not because I'm a jerk, but because I'm human.
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comment Choosing professional name for mail address when the domain is "NameSurname.xxx"
@Raystafarian - I consider that a bonus. Any company that I'm corresponding with in a professional context that would mistake this as a phishing attempt is a company I'd like to avoid in the future.
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answered Choosing professional name for mail address when the domain is "NameSurname.xxx"
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