RE: a different resume red flag

Subject: RE: a different resume red flag
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:07:41 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Arrants
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 4:54 PM
> Subject: RE: a different resume red flag
> So....lemme see if I got this right......
> It doesn't matter how much experience you have.
> It doesn't matter how good a writer you are.
> It doesn't matter that you may have written the documentation for the
> tools that you are using.
> It doesn't matter that you could explain the repair and replacement of
> an Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator to a five year-old.
> The correct use of tools is more important than skills involved in
> actually investigating a subject and writing about it.

No, but sloppy or indifferent preparation for an interview *is* a red flag.
Wear nice clothes, arrive 5 minutes early, and make sure that your documents
are properly formatted. If you show up in torn jeans or with a badly coded
HTML resume, they might not bother looking at your experience and skills.

Dan Goldstein


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