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 16:11:24 -0700


Even if you don't need to demonstrate this knowledge, in the
modern jobhunting environment resumes are seldom one-off
anymore. A concerted search for a new position usually
involves creating multiple variations on the base theme of
your qualifications. Not having to worry about manually
formatting text every time you create a new resume tweak
saves a lot of effort at a time when your stress levels and your
likelihood of error is at its highest and helps ensure consistency.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Lemay" <llemay -at- gmail -dot- com>

My argument then was that a resume was a one-off document,
infrequently updated, and usually intended to be printed. Styles, I
argued, are intended to be used for ongoing document management, for
consistency across multiple documents, and for softcopy.

I can still agree with both those statements, but I have been
persuaded by the additional argument that a Word-based (or HTML-based)
resume is an example of your ability to use the tool, in the same way
that the writing in a resume is an example of your ability to actually
write. Doing shoddy work in the development of the resume can be as
as much of a faux pas as bad grammar is in the writing. You have to
put your best work forward in absolutely everything you do.



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References:
resume fondling -- am I being too picky?: From: T.W. Smith
Re: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?: From: Bruce Byfield
Re: resume fondling -- am I being too picky?: From: Laura Lemay

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