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Is there a person reading applications and cover letters? I'm having my doubts

 

only after they've made it through keyword filters, had an HR review and such.

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I imagine some companies have filters for keywords and qualifications, but otherwise you probably get a paragraph or two and then shitcanned if you're not interesting enough or they spot a mistake.

 

It's weird. My company is huge on being articulate, both spoken and in writing, because executives are more apt to notice. The old school retired advisor guy we hired has the WORST writing (not overly grammatically incorrect, just bad punctuation and sounds like not a native speaker), somehow still kept a book of 200+ households with average assets of $6mm. I am guessing he just never emailed his clients.

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any company that accepts online applications and is big enough for an HR department does keyword filtering. wonder why you submit an online app but never get any correspondence after the canned "thank you for submitting your application to hudsucker industries?" because no human ever saw your app, it didn't make it past the keyword filter.

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Pretty sure every application at my current job gets looked at due to the size of the company. At the last place, it was this complicated system with a third party gatekeeper that you needed to be able to get through. The government was even crazier, with this rigorous system upfront with strict requirements, then this insanity on the back end with tons of nepotism and systematic favoritism.

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While I have essentially no interest in 'celebrities', my most recent addiction has been obsessively pouring over the "Blind Items: Revealed" on cdan. Its beginning to effect my life to the point that I'm losing out on quality heroin time.

 

If you didn't know that Hollywood is an amazingly awful place, you will after reading that blog for a week.

 

It's also 100% accurate.

 

You get items like this on cdan:

http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2014/08/blind-items-revealed_78.html

 

Months and months before stories like this:

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/nicky-hilton-engaged-to-james-rothschild-hotel-heiress-to-marry-heir-2014128

 

.. hit the mainstream media.

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I think hank and strat are both right. Filters definitely play a part in applications getting to an actual human but it can vary from company to company depending on their size, number of openings and subsequent applications to go through.

 

When I was looking for work I did get a couple (I don't remember an exact number) of interviews from online applications but the ones that were the most promising came from me reaching out to a specific person I found at the company one way or another or through an independent recruiter who didn't get paid unless they filled the slot.

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While I have essentially no interest in 'celebrities', my most recent addiction has been obsessively pouring over the "Blind Items: Revealed" on cdan. Its beginning to effect my life to the point that I'm losing out on quality heroin time.

 

If you didn't know that Hollywood is an amazingly awful place, you will after reading that blog for a week.

 

It's also 100% accurate.

 

You get items like this on cdan:

http://www.crazydays...evealed_78.html

 

Months and months before stories like this:

http://www.usmagazin...ry-heir-2014128

 

.. hit the mainstream media.

 

It seems like she still got the billionaire guy though. Weird.

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I found out today that my company is hiring another few people in my tier. the word was that just one would be hired, but they found two guys they wanted. that moves up my timeline to being purely in trading to "next year."

 

there's this unofficial system in place that basically has people start at the bottom, define themselves in a certain capacity, and eventually get put there full-time. planners have historically gotten shit on in terms of workload AND compensation, so it's no wonder that nobody aspires to stay there. the very first guy to go to trading did the entry level role for eight years. the next one--my roommate--ended up doing it for four. I'm looking at 18 months maybe, which is realistically the best I could have hoped for, and would be the fastest anyone has ever gotten through the 'hazing' period. who knows what's going to happen.

 

I'm getting moved to another team that isn't expecting me to go the advising route. It's going to be an absolute nightmare in terms of workload, but I'll have a decent amount of interaction with the CEO and will work closely with his right hand guy. Everything I do (positive or negative) will be noticed, so my future is completely reliant on how I handle this assignment. My work is supposed to be a 50/50 split between planning and portfolio management, but my coworkers understand and agree that I should prioritize the CEO's work over theirs.

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I'm with Ron. People are the worst. I have so many Facebook friends that I really dislike. It's hard to listen to their crap and not speak up.

 

The worst people are the homeopathy/anti-GMO crowd. Their stupidity actually physically harms me.

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Why?

 

Various reasons. But you make a fair point.

 

 

I have legitimately successful friends and family sharing ****ing Nissan commercials that are obviously fake, and commenting about how amazing it is. How have these people survived this long in the wild? I don't get it.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdVwL8Ge1bA

 

 

I don't even have the heart to point them to snopes... let alone break down frame by frame how stupid they are.

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holy crap a truck saved a plane from crashing?! that is so cool!

 

 

 

 

I think I want to go back and read some more of that weird website scram posted but the layout made me uncomfortable. ugh, here it goes. the things I do for entertainment.

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So Amazon Prime, which I'm assuming everyone here has, has lots of great stuff. We all know that. The video part, which has recently caused my membership to increase $20/year, is also pretty great.

 

This fall, Amazon is trying to launch it's own "network" shows, ala Netflix, which is great only because increased competition means better shows for us to watch.

 

The really interesting thing is that they have just released 5 pilots for new shows, and they want us to watch them, rate them, review them, and help choose which ones will be ordered.

 

That actually makes me want to watch all five. I really don't want a great show to be overlooked, and I think I'm actually going to take the time to watch them all.

 

Summary:

 

Pilot 1: Hand of God - Ron Perlman (I'm not going to watch previews, but it looks like a cop show)

Pilot 2: Red Oaks - Steven Soderbergh is involved. (Looks like a coming-of-age sitcom, but I could be wrong)

Pilot 3: The Cosmopolitans - I don't recognized anyone involved - (Seems like it might be an urban drama)

Pilot 4: Hysteria - The rose petal chick from American Beauty is the lead - (Looks like a thriller/mystery drama)

Pilot 5: Really - Jay Chandrasekhar stars and produces - (Family based comedy)

 

 

Normally I probably wouldn't be compelled to watch any of those shows... but I'm interested that they are letting the people choose.

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So... yeah:

 

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1001155581&sa-no-redirect=1

 

I was pretty close on most of them.

 

Hand of God - Perlman freaks out and thinks that God has told him to become "Batman" and cleanse the world.

Red Oaks - coming of age set in the 80's.

Cosmopolitans - Urban drama set in Paris

Hysteria - Psychological thriller.

Really - Marriage comedy that explores how getting married/having kids changes your friend groups and whatnot.

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Brvy, pardon my ingnorance on the subject, but could you go into why you think gmo's are good versus the common perception of them is bad, and why they fight so hard to not have their food labeled. I've always heard it was bad for us as consumers but don't have any strong feelings on it. So, I'm curious.

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Literally every type of modern plant is a GMO of some sort. If it wasn't for Norman Barlaug (Iowan!) gmo'ing wheat in the forties-sixties we would have had the type of mass worldwide famine everybody predicted. Instead we fed the world. If we didn't have GMO crops we would have corn that yields 3 bushels an acre as opposed to the 200+ we get now.

 

GMO's are not bad.

 

The owning of the genetic patents to get this type of production is a little more morally gray. Which is what most people who are against GMO's should be protesting, not the actual modifying of crops.

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Like, I don't even know how they'd go about labeling foods as "GMO" because I mean it when I say literally every plant had been genetically modified by people at some point to get it to it's current form.

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my thoughts about gmos is that they're mainly bad, at least the monsanto stuff, because they engineered them to be resistant to roundup, meaning you're eating pesticide. that's the part that seems to be the worst. roundup is why napa is the way he is.

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What about all of the chemicals being used? Just the cost of doing business? Any thoughts on if they are making us sicker? I guess people live longer than ever, but at what price?

 

What about companies like Monsanto suing the smaller farmer into obscurity? That's a thing, right?

 

 

And do only organic yuppies and people from Iowa care about these things?

 

Guapo says he grows his own vegetables? Or those considered organic and chemical free or are they derived from gmo based products?

 

I am genuinely curious. I don't have any hard opinions on any of this

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