Post by: Bethany Huot
While researching job postings for quotes to add to the “New From The Void” section, I came across a paragraph header that emphasized the meaning and point of “The Void.” The header: “Candidates who possess the following will be at a distinct advantage.” The job posting then went on to list several qualities listed in “The Void.”
Having a University employer finally not only write it out but be blunt and honest enough to actually separate “Void” issues into their own list of qualifications brought renewed clarity to the issue. “The Void” specifically, if I’ve only said it 99 times, is the distance from where we are to where the potential employer wants us to be. Once we have mastered this distance we have overcome “The Void.”
It is this definition that the job posting highlights and makes deafeningly clear: if you are not “at a distinct advantage” logic says you are at a distinct disadvantage to those who are. While most job postings hide these “advantages” in the general list of qualifications, this posting makes it clear that when the application is reviewed these specific qualities are looked at quite separately. In other words, “requirements” & “technical skills” are where we all start; it is the qualities from “The Void” that are used to separate us from the pack.
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