Re: Another interview thread ...

Subject: Re: Another interview thread ...
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 06:59:55 -0400

"David B. Stewart" wrote:

> Charlie Montgomery's contribution touches on some of the issues many of us
> have confronted in trying to get past the agencies and HR folk. My opinion
> is growing more harsh, but I find the people screening applicants are often
> rather dim bulbs when it comes to screening applicants. Many are simply
> incompetent. HR and agency folk are supposed to be adept at understanding
> needs of clients and managers.
> Screeners have rejected my resume outright because it has no past position
> titles that explicitly state "Technical Writer". They have (admittedly)
> regularly ignored summary and accomplishment details that provide qualifying
> data. This moves me to re-think and sway from the recommended resume
> formats, but you can't please everyone.

All too many HR types seem to be incapable of reading with any degree of
understanding. Like computers, they look for the key words in the
screening program. If the key words are in there, your CV goes to pile
A. Otherwise it's the circular file.

Mailto:peternew -at- optonline -dot- net

Adapting old programs to fit new machines
usually means adapting new machines to
behave like old ones.


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