DF and I are hiring servers for our wedding reception. On Monday, I put up a notice in the kitchen classroom of the local community college's culinary program (I've taken classes there in the last few years so I know I'd find interested, qualified parties there).
The first person who contacted me I was honest with and told her she was the first person so far (she expressed concern about how old the notice was; I told her I'd just put it up that morning). She said she'd get copies of her qualifications to me later that evening. It took her more than 48 hours to send her info to me and with no explanation for the delay (except a "sorry I was late sending them" in her e-mail; if she had maintained contact and let me know she'd be delayed, I might've been okay with that). I replied that we've already found the individuals we need (which we did -- the first two people who quickly sent me their culinary work history and proof of ServSafe certification). I hope she learns from this experience not to delay (especially since her work experience, period, and education are pretty minimal -- *I* have taken more culinary classes than she has, which isn't that much). She wants to get a job as a pastry chef and while working as a server isn't that, culinary work experience for a private event would carry more weight than cashier at a fast food place.