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

Subject: Re: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 14:55:55 -0400


I disagree. Though the project management aspect is extremely
important, a resume is an extremely important document for a candidate
to distribute. A good resume will practically sell the candidate
before they even show up for an interview. A sloppy resume may get
someone in the door, but not in as good a position as someone with a
pristine resume. After all, for most candidates a resume is the first
impression, and you want that first impression to be as good as
possible.

I equate a typo on a resume to a messy hairdo or sloppy tie in an interview.

On 4/29/05, John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
>
> --- "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > Are any typos acceptable in a *resume* for the position of
> > technical writer?
>
> I used to think no. However, lately, I'm thinking the priority should
> be on how well they manage the entire documentation process. Getting
> a great deliverable out the door with happy users should be more
> important than whether they mis-use the word "its/it's" once on a
> resume.
>
> It is more important if you are applying for a copy-editor's
> position.

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