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Subject:Re: Average Length of TW Resume From:Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:Techwrl-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 29 Mar 2000 19:53:22 -0800 (PST)
> Ah, but unscrupulous headhunters will add all kinds of skills and
> experience you really don't possess. At one interview, I insisted that I
> did not know something -- only to have the interviewer say, "But it is on
> your resume!" He showed it to me as rewritten by the headhunter. I
> immediately handed him my REAL resume, and made it a point to do so at
> every subsequent interview.
I hate to say this - but a lot of headhunters do this. And I agree, it is
superslimy. I've even caught a few recruiters at my company trying to do this
so they could make a deal. They got a lecture from me about customer service
and life as an EX-Anitian employee.
The poster is correct - always take your original resume with you to an
interview. That way, if the headhunter edited you, the client can see they're
working with a crappy headhunter.
Although - don't be surprised if recruiters strip out your address or contact
info. We have to do this sometimes to keep new clients (who we don't know real
well) from flanking us.
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