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Interesting phone call from an agent

I sent out a batch of CVs yesterday and got a call back this morning. Aside from the usual discussions about work experience and ambitions, for the first time ever, I think I was being grilled to check I wasn't bullshitting about my interests. I'd listed, amongst other things, complexity theory and military science. I was asked what the former was which was straightforward enough then to nominate a few great generals. The first one I came up with was Vo Nguyen Giap and started explaining ("He was a Vietnamese general who...", "Yes, I know") and then Marshal Zhukov ("Ah yes, whatever happened to him?", said in a tone which made me suspect he knew full well...).

Still, means he appears to be a damned sight sharper than most headhunters/agents I've spoken to. And, with the benefit of hindsight, I can't believe I didn't mention Gerald Templar first!
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