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View Poll Results: Would you toss a resume out because of the name?
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If you got a resume from someone named "Hugh Jass" would you toss it aside?

Have you ever tossed aside a resume because of the name?
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I wonder what ever happened to Hugh Jass. Hopefully his life got back on track
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Best resume in the stack is Chuck Manson. What do you do?
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I voted no, but it's really pointless, since I never expect to look at a resume again. Still, back in the day, the name was never a big deal.
If I had reason to think the person was on the AO, I might exercise caution in interviewing to check on whether the person had a good work ethic. But I wouldn't have prejudged on that basis. How could I?
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I'd like to say no, but the data behind this says yes.
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I voted no, but it's really pointless, since I never expect to look at a resume again. Still, back in the day, the name was never a big deal.
If I had reason to think the person was on the AO, I might exercise caution in interviewing to check on whether the person had a good work ethic. But I wouldn't have prejudged on that basis. How could I?
you're on the ao. why are you "cautious" based on someone posting on the ao? that seems hypocritical.
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What kind of data exists for actuarial prospective employee names?
*The studies done about professional jobs (lawyers, doctors, engineers, etc) and hiring would say yes.

If it happens on average 5% or who knows what number, why would the actuarial profession be different?

Were you always the first person to screen resumes?
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