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 14:56:04 -0600


Let's recap:

I said that if I had a position I needed to fill and few candidates to
fill it, I would interview a candidate who gave me a resume that had minor
errors in it.

You said you would never lower your standards. Which I assumed meant you
would never hire someone with a flawed resume (since that's the topic
we're discussing).

I replied that my standards are based on getting the best end results and
that I'm flexible in who I'll hire to help me get things done. I also
wondered how it's possible for you to get good candidates to interview if
your hiring standards are so inflexible (my guess is there are a lot of
writers in your area so you have the luxury of being picky).

--Chris

> > If you have a position to fill and won't fill it because nobody meets you=
> r
> > inflexibly high standards (we're talking about rejecting candidates
> > because of minor problems with their resumes), how are you getting
> > anything done?
>
> How am I getting anything done? Intelligently. I don't have inflexibly
> high standards, but I do expect a degree of formality and accuracy in
> presentation of qualifications.
>
> > My standards for technical writers are based on delivering high quality
> > documentation quickly. With that in mind, I'll gladly hire a flawed write=
> r
> > who is competent, hardworking, and willing to learn, rather than waiting
> > for a brilliant and innovative candidate who may never appear.
>
> Well, I never said any of the things you claim I do, so I don't really
> know how to respond.

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