Re: Functional_résumés;_no_dates_on_résumés_(WAS)

Subject: Re: Functional_résumés;_no_dates_on_résumés_(WAS)
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 15:28:03 -0400

Once burned, twice shy. When I see a résumé that lacks dates of employment, my first instinct is to drop it in the circular file (and when was the last time any of you saw a round wastebasket?). If I can overcome my first instinct, I'm still likely to place it at the bottom of the pile. I've been burned by people who had an impressive list of previous jobs that turned out all to have been of short duration. (I have nothing against contractors who get in, do the job, and get out. These were instances where someone got in, didn't do the job, and was asked to leave.) Because it is so hard to get honest information from previous employers about the reason someone left, I just shy away from these résumés.

"Salette Latas" wrote:

>I'd like to hear what hiring managers think of the practices of using
>functional résumés vs. chronological resumes, and also what they think of
>résumés that omit some dates or all dates.


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