5 May 2014
Bogan's Rant - With Michael McShane - May 2014
On Wednesday last week I found myself sitting on the floor with
a box of my sadness after yet another day dealing with seemingly
intelligent folks acting like window lickers on a day pass.
Knowing that I look anaemic in black and my general disgust at
the thought of going unbathed for any period of time I decided Emo
just wasn't my scene. So I was going to have to do something
On this day the 5th of May 2015, I introduce to you
Bogan's Law for Applying for Jobs You Saw on the Internet.
- If you're a Toaster, don't try to convince me you're a
I am a strong supporter of upskilling. Of learning on the job. Of
slaving away to improve your future. But I work in recruitment. If
my client needs a Mining Engineer, they don't have the time or the
resources available to train a computer salesperson to do it. They
need someone who already has the skills and experience so they can
keep mining efficiently.
- Talk to me anyway
Counterintuitive? Potentially. But you never know what the future
holds or what else I have on the market. Don't apply to the job.
Send me an email with your CV and what you're looking for -
Location, Dollars, commodity - and let me keep an eye out for
- I can't read your mind. And I don't want to. Satan
knows what's happening in there.
The more information on your CV and cover letter, the clearer the
picture I have of where your skills and experience lie and what
work you are hunting for. If you flick through a CV with very
little information and no cover letter, all I can see is that you
don't give a Cane Toad's behind about the role.
- Have a legitimate crack at the role.
Sell yourself. Ask questions.
- Convince me you have a better reading comprehension
than a hungry porcupine.
READ THE ADVERTISEMENT and tell me why you're suitable.
Read the law. Know the law. Enforce the law. Bogan's law - For
Applying for Jobs You Saw on the Internet.
Bogan's Pet Hate: Useless online updates. I really don't care if
your cat shat on your rug this morning and I definitely don't need
a picture to immortalise this moment in history.