RE: Keep Track of Experience

Subject: RE: Keep Track of Experience
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 15:59:44 -0400

Was it because you'd "morphed into bland, general words on the resume" even
though you knew that the two clients would like the experience in the skills
or did you not realize that those clients would be interested in those
skills because you took them off as not important and they weren't listed on
the requirements?

I tend to think that the later happens more than we realize, which is why my
resume is 5 pages. I don't customize my resume before sending out because I
believe that since nobody knows all the skills they'll need, why not let
them know all the skills I have?
I'd rather spend the effort to make sure it is formatted and designed well
so that it doesn't appear like a braindump.;

John Posada
Special Projects
Senior Technical Writer

-----Original Message-----
From: Edwin Wurster [mailto:eawurster -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 2:55 PM
Subject: Keep Track of Experience

Over the last five years I've trimmed down my resume quite a bit.

During the past week I've had a recruiter forward two client requests,
asking whether I had experience with (fill in the blank.)

As it turns out, I have plenty of experience in the two areas, but the
description in my resume has morphed into bland, general words on the

A few months ago I looked into what it would take to create and maintain a
database of experience, and saw that learning and applying XML to the task
would have several benefits. Are there any mere mortals doing this now? If
so, what tools are you using?

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