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 Post subject: Winnowing the field with movie quotes
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From journalismjobs.com:

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To succeed in this position, you must be an energetic, deadline driven journalist who thrives on the challenges of a fast-paced environment. The copy editor will be responsible for correcting errors in grammar, spelling, usage and style and triple checking the details and facts for local (and possibly some national) content in our magazines. In addition, you will be in charge of building and supervising a small copy editing team. ...

Please send the following items to Kristy Esch, Senior Editor, 1030 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or e-mail kristye@angieslist.com: (No phone calls, please.) • Cover letter and resume • Salary history • At least three writing and editing samples • Your favorite quote from a movie

Please note that resumes not containing a salary history will not be considered. For more information about Angie’s List, please visit www.angieslist.com.


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As the kids say, WTF? Amusing as all these movie quotes have been, how on earth does it help anyone screen job applicants? "Ooh, this person picked a quote from my favorite movie, let me interview her/him."


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As long as we're being serious, I've gotta wonder how their HR department didn't nix the notion, as it could be considered a thinly veiled effort to screen candidates by age.


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