RE: a different resume red flag

Subject: RE: 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 17:17:01 -0400 (EDT)

> So....lemme see if I got this right......
> It doesn't matter how much experience you have. [...]
> The correct use of tools is more important than skills involved in
> actually investigating a subject and writing about it.

No, it's not the most important thing -- I said it was a red flag more
*likely* to lead to the bit bucket, not that it automatically would.

But no matter how good you are at producing content (and if I don't
think you're very good I'm probably not going to hire you), I have to
also consider how you will interact in the team. If your failure to use
tools reasonably results in difficulty in sharing source files with other
writers I have to consider that, because anyone has to be able to
edit anything without first cleaning up a mess left by someone else.

By the same token, if someone applies for a programming position and he
shows a demo of a snazzy little app he wrote that, under the hood, is a
tangled mess of unmaintainable source code, I wouldn't care too much that
the app was snazzy. The code he writes for an employer has to be
meaningful to a different programmer a year later. Doc sources are no
different in this regard.



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