We are currently hiring a new finance/ admin person. One of the impacts of online job classifieds is that it is far easier to apply, and so you get far more applications than when people had to write and post a letter. For another position we’re advertising, for an Extremely talented office/ events/ digital media assistant, we’ve received over 150 applications in the last five days – a few very good, and many just not worth looking at.
However there are occasional compensations for the work of going through many resumes. One application for the finance/ admin position included the following in her career history:
XXXXXXX Finance Service in China
(a professional financial consulting company, handling tax dodging sensibly and regular accounting operating for clients)
As an accounting clerk/ admin officer