Re: question about recruiters (plus a little venting)

Subject: Re: question about recruiters (plus a little venting)
From: SteveFJong -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 14:25:54 EDT

John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

>> As far as [proposing] a position with a skill that I don't have...Cool!
>> How do you think I learn the stuff [I] only accepting something
>> I already know how to do? Take it...Grow! My primary interest is a
>> position requiring a skill that I'm weakest with.

John, just for fun, let's say you don't know Lotus Notes and want to learn
it. I can see how, from your perspective, you'd go for a job for which Lotus
Notes "is a must." But as a hiring manager, why would I even consider you?
You'd be exactly what I *don't* want, and if my HR recruiter were doing the
job, I wouldn't ever see your resume.

(It might suggest an answer, though, to the question I sometimes have when I
do see a resume that doesn't have any of the skills and experience I
specified: Why did this person bother to apply? Maybe they're trying to learn
something new 8^)

-- Steve

Steven Jong, Documentation Team Manager ("Typo? What tpyo?")
Lightbridge, Inc., 67 S. Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803 USA
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