Following up on the prior post about authorship credit, I was wondering.
If you see a CV that has listed-first authorships, without symbol, and listed second with equal-contribution doodlebugger symbols, but no listed-first-with-symbol publications*...do you think anything about the author?
How about a CV that contains many multi-author pubs** but the person is only ever first or last?
*assuming here that this is an honest reflection
**I.e., it is not a subfield practice of only an author or two