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    (Original post by James_W)
    Bob has a 1st from LSE. Joe has a 1st from Manchester.

    Bob bores the living **** out of everyone he comes into contact with, and has his head up his arse. Joe is a lively, likeable fella that gets on with everyone he meets.

    Who's gonna get the job? [/rhetorical]
    The tragic thing is that it might matter for certain jobs. The problem is that a lot of city positions are so oversubscribed that Joe might not even get to interview, and his personality, consequently, will have no chance to shine.

    That said, this generally over really matters if he wants to go into one of a very small number of wanksty management consultancy, legal etc type jobs which no sane person would really wish to waste their life on, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Bob has a 1st from LSE. Joe has a 1st from Manchester.

    Bob bores the living **** out of everyone he comes into contact with, and has his head up his arse. Joe is a lively, likeable fella that gets on with everyone he meets.

    Who's gonna get the job? [/rhetorical]
    Assuming there are no other contenders it would presumably come down to an interview which would probably result in Joe getting the job. A 1st is a 1st when the difference in quality between institutions is as small as that of LSE-Manchester. It might be different if you had one fellow with a 1st from Napier/TVU competing with a guy with a 1st from Edinburgh/UCL as theres a far more significant difference between the quality of institution there.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Bob has a 1st from LSE. Joe has a 1st from Manchester.

    Bob bores the living **** out of everyone he comes into contact with, and has his head up his arse. Joe is a lively, likeable fella that gets on with everyone he meets.

    Who's gonna get the job? [/rhetorical]
    Jenny will get the job because, despite receiving a 2:1 from Bath Spa, she sent in an application which demonstrated that she could create well-composed, accurately spelled and grammatically sound work for her new employer who was fed up with sloppy communciation skills from people with flashier degrees.

    The poor standard of written English is one of reasons most often given by employers for declining to interview candidates, especially for highly contested places on good graduate training programmes. Employers are not looking for Spelling Bee champions but any application which includes "alot", "seperate", "it's" or "their /there" used inappropriately is unlikely to make it to the "call for interview" pile regardless of the degree.

    Bob and Joe should buy a good dictionary and use it shamelessly - you won't find many professors or management consultants without a well-thumbed SHOED to hand.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Bob has a 1st from LSE. Joe has a 1st from Manchester.

    Bob bores the living **** out of everyone he comes into contact with, and has his head up his arse. Joe is a lively, likeable fella that gets on with everyone he meets.

    Who's gonna get the job? [/rhetorical]
    Tarquinn. He has a first from Oxford!




















    Noooooooooooooooooo!! OF COURSE it was a joke!
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    (Original post by DenverDiva)
    ...who was fed up with sloppy communciation skills from people with flashier degrees...
    How right you are. Nothing worse than people who 'communciate' sloppily!
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    Wel I went too a red brik uni and I can spel and right proper.
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    (Original post by sisyphus)
    Possibly because the LSE is in London, and he's an economist, and he probably got paid. And perhaps he failed to mention the LSE on his bio page because he was worried that people would be intimidated by his having spent a sabbatical at such a prestigious institution?
    1/You seem to think you know more about Lawrence Summers thanhe does himself.

    2/Are you suggesting he's a liar? If you want to check the comments he made at LSE you can do so on the LSE website or the Harvard website. For the record he was a visiting lecturer at LSE and before that he spent time at the School when his father was a visiting academic.

    3/And it's because LSE's in London? How come he didn't visit TVU or London Met, then? This reminds me of the insane argument made by Blazing Saddles, the well-known LSE-lover.

    I hope you choke on your sword, swallower...
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    (Original post by Tajel)
    How right you are. Nothing worse than people who 'communciate' sloppily!

    Mea culpa!
 
 
 
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