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Subject:Re: using a slogan on a resume From:kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 17 Jan 2003 09:18:24 -0700
> > Has anybody else tried this approach?
> At the top of my resume is the following quotation:
> "Mark L. Levinson ... seems effortlessly to impart exuberance,
> verbal elegance, and intelligence to any subject he touches."
> - Haim Chertok, writing in Ariel Quarterly
Wow - you really put that on your resume? I know you work in Israel - in
America I think that would be interpreted as a lot of hubris to lead off a
resume with. But from reading your posts over the months, you're obviously
an experienced and skilled pro - so I guess I can't argue with success.
If I saw that on a resume I was screening, it would put me on the
defensive, wondering whether the writer's ego might be a little large for
the building. But if the rest of the resume looked like a fit, I might
call him for a preliminary phone interview, during which I'd be listening
carefully for signs of an overbearing personality.
I mean you NO offense - as I said, I've come to respect your knowledge and
insights through your posts. I just think it might be a matter of location
- I wonder if that approach would translate well in the western market.
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