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

Subject: Re: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?
From: "Chris Christner" <cchris -at- toptechwriter -dot- us>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:31:28 -0600


Mister T,

How many other candidates are applying for the job? If you've got plenty
of choices, definitely use resumes to winnow the chaff. Otherwise, if
your list of picked nits is all that's wrong with the resume, I'd bring
the candidate in for an interview and scrutinize the portfolio for those
same nits--if the sample manuals are clean, maybe he or she had great
editors, or you could have a poseur who copped someone else's portfolio,
or maybe there's a good story behind the poorly written resume. If the
samples are lousy, you'll have to decide whether to hire and mentor a
writer who needs guidance on the finer points of writing. Again, depends
on how desperate you are to fill the job and how may resumes you've got to
choose from.

Good luck,
Chris
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http://www.toptechwriter.us
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T.W. wrote:
> 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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