Re:Hiring Criteria and Writing Tests for Technical Writers

Subject: Re:Hiring Criteria and Writing Tests for Technical Writers
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 06:43:34 -0700 (PDT)

Hi, Trish (I'll respond to your other question from the other day
privately)..I agree that an unsolicited resume, even though sent via
email rather than mail, should follow all the normal conventions as a
paper-based resume.

1. Cover letter
2. Resume

and they should be called something that associates the sender to the
document, such as file name.

In addition, I usualy do two other things.

1. The file name usualy also includes the date. My resume, if I was
to send it out today, might be named jposada10_26

2. In the cover letter, I include the software format and version
number, such as:

"The attached document was crerated in Word, version 2000."

OTOH, I get a number of agencies asking me to send them my resume.
They soliticited it. In that case, the get the naming and version
information, but I usualy skip the cover letter as we've already had
a conversation that works in place of the cover letter.

--- "Patricia Castin (Trish)" <pcastin -at- dset -dot- com> wrote:
> I also toss the ones that send me resumes via e-mail with NOTHING
> other
> than the resume attachment. No "I'm *so and so* and I would like
> to be
> considered for your..." Nothing. DELETE.

John Posada
Technical Writer
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com

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