a different resume red flag

Subject: a different resume red flag
From: Monica Cellio <cellio -at- pobox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 16:44:48 -0400 (EDT)

A different red flag: incorrect use of doc tools. If you are applying
for a tech-writing position and send me a URL (resume or samples), I'm
going to inspect your HTML. If you send me a Word document and we use
Word (not currently the case so I don't care as much), I'm going to
inspect your use of formatting elements. If I see that you hacked the
formatting in some way, or claimed HTML proficiency but used Word to
produce your web page, or supplied a web page that only works in one
browser, I'm much more likely to send your resume to the bit bucket
instead of the interview pile.

You should never send a Word source file anyway, because different
versions of Word sometimes render things differently and your nice
formatting might not come out that way on the other end. Send PDF

Monica Cellio
Senior Technical Writer


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