Andrew Channels Dexter Pinion

Wherein I write some stuff that you may like to read. Or not, its up to you really.

December 31, 2005


It's come to my attention that someone has been liberally borrowing from my CV. Aside from the flattery, which is nice, I'm rather disappointed that the "author" didn't make at least a token effort to disguise the source of the words they borrowed.

If you're into comparisons, the "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" version is here. It's interesting to note that Patrick Galagher the plagiarist notes on his home page that he dislikes "Dishonesty, hypocracy"(sic).

I was alerted to this by a recruitment consultant who I'm impressed to see did a little due diligence on their candidate, rather than passing every CV onto their client regardless of quality. Good work there. It's also caused me to notice that my CV is a little out of date, I'll have to fix that.

Posted by Andy Todd at December 31, 2005 12:54 PM


This is hilarious. The differences are even more interesting. "Pakistan" instead of "Australia". I guess he just makes up company names? I pity the fools who hire this guy.
"Hypocracy" indeed!

Posted by: Ravi Mohan on December 31, 2005 03:26 PM

yes very sad indeed. how were you able to find this?

Posted by: Daniel on December 31, 2005 07:12 PM

Uh, *wow*.

That's hilarious.

That's *beyond* hilarious.

Posted by: Bill Blum on December 31, 2005 11:43 PM

Doctor Patrick's resume displays an inadequate understanding of the proper use of an "OzEmail Interline".

Kudos to the unnamed recruitment consultant.

Posted by: Alan Green on January 2, 2006 05:41 PM

Wow. You and Patrick really ought to get together to talk shop sometime. After all, you've got SO much in common!

Now I'm imagining a tool that would spider the web for resumes and calculate correlation statistics between them. You'd have to figure out some better way than comparing each resume to every other resume, though - some iteratative process, maybe, that would start at a very gross scale and work down to fine. Someone must have thought this out already...

Posted by: Catherine Devlin on January 4, 2006 03:29 AM