Re: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?

Subject: Re: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 10:53:51 -0700

I would say no, except possibly for items 4 and 5. I don't particularly
care which tool a candidate has used at a particular job during the
resume phase. At that point I'm primarily looking for an indication
that there is some experience along the way, and I can make a note
to ask for more details during an interview. Likewise with the size
and scope of projects at different jobs. But the composition,
formatting, consistency and production aspects of the resume are
of considerable interest, because a writer's resume is theoretically
the single most important document he or she ever works on, and
if care isn't taken there, what can I expect on the job.

BTW, I've noticed a tendency for some writers who work primarily
in "higher level" DTP tools such as FrameMaker or Quark to see
Word and its style and formatting tools as somehow unworthy and
treat the app as if it's a typewriter. Bad idea. Even a plain text file
can and should be treated as if it's a "real document."

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 10:31 AM
Subject: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?

Am seeing quite a few resumes these days--telephony technical writing,
mostly books, a little online help, using FM and WWP mostly, some
Word. We receive mostly Word docs, to which I do not object (I prefer
reviewing these to reviewing PDFs). Here are some common things I trip
over, some are mostly harmless, but I trip on them anyway. Am I being
too picky?


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