RE: Employment history low points

Subject: RE: Employment history low points
From: "Diane Evans" <diane_evans -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:24:52 -0800

Oh, here's another one:
If you have enough real estate, include the full text of the
original job posting in your cover letter: "I am responding to
the following job posting...[paste full text here]"

Not to belabor the point, but see the T-letter article on the Tech-whirler's website. I always use the job posting language in my cover letter, and often change my resume to include "keywords."

The night before a job fair back in the "glory days", I found a listing for a job I wanted. I made my resume match the job description, and presented the custom-written resume to the company involved. The recruiter said, "Wow! This is exactly what we are looking for!" :)

(P.S. I took a different job, but that was the days when you got 10 offers by simply walking through a job fair.)

Diane Evans
Technical Writer

Washington State Coordinator, Tombstone Project

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