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Dear Theo, GSOH?!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by aalajamil, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. aalajamil

    aalajamil New commenter

    Dear Theo,

    I've noticed more and more often lately that a good sense of humour has been included in person specifications, and when completing an executive summary, I struggle with how to word my response...seems to sound ridiculous or desperate, no matter what! How is one expected to evidence a sense of humour?!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Ignore it entirely. Do not even have it in the E.S.

    And do not try to show it in the interview by cracking a joke.

    It is not an appropriate criterion anyway for a professional post. Just ignore it.

    Best wishes

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  3. aalajamil

    aalajamil New commenter

    That's great advice, thank you.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Good luck!

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  5. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    WHY do heads include this? WHY?

    It's entirely and utterly STUPID.
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Don't even worry if this is one of the other applicants . . .

    [​IMG]

    Best wishes

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  7. aalajamil

    aalajamil New commenter

    Haha, stiff competition!

    It is a very strange thing to include though. I understand they don't want a miserable sod but I really would love to hear what they expect to see as a response to such a criterion.
     
  8. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Everyone thinks they have a "good" sense of humour; unfortunately, what constitutes one person's "good" sense of humour doesn't for others.

    That's one reason why it's a stupid criterion. The main one, of course, is that it's absolutely impossible to assess.
     

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