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Interesting post from Quartz (original here):

It’s not exactly E=mc².

But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.

In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human resources chief. This one is perhaps the most concrete.

How do you write a good résumé?

Google has seemed to get a lot more rational about its hiring habits under Bock, who notably admitted that the famous brain-teasers the Mountain View, Calif. company once used to winnow potential hires proved to be a complete waste of time. Moreover, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the résumé is far from dead even for the most sophisticated big-data operations. Although—as always—poorly written CVs do quickly get buried.

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Thanks, Matt. This is from the company that took about 15 years to stop doing so many of the stupid hiring/recruiting things that ordinary recruiters knew were stupid from DayOne, that liked to hire onsite scheduler /coordinators with Master's degrees, had their recruiters mainly reviewing hiring packets for presentation to the Hiring Committee like supplicants before Middle Eastern potentates, and would reject non-engineers who didn't get the highest GPAs from top-tier/elite schools regardless of how well they may have done in the years or decades since?



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