RE: If you don't want people to know your age...

Subject: RE: If you don't want people to know your age...
From: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
To: Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 15:20:00 -0400

Beth Agnew [mailto:Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca] thoughtlessly suggested:

> I also see way too many resumes with unprofessional e-mail addresses
> (s3xychic -at- hotmail -dot- com) or someone else's e-mail address. That leads my
> active imagination into scenarios that are incompatible with
> me ever hiring
> that person for anything. So if you are in witness protection, are
> practising the oldest profession on the side, or are doing
> anything else to
> calm the chorus of voices in your head, please keep it off
> the resume. :-)

No-no-no-no-noooo! By all means, DO flaunt your
craziness. Hiring managers need to pre-screen on
something, so anything that helps minimize the
number of crazies in the cube farm is a blessing
to all of us who don't want to be sitting next to
the person with the voices saying "killkillkillkill..."


Although... to be frank... at my interview for this
current gig I did, at one point, cock my head to
one side, look distracted, and say:
"I'm sorry, I missed whatever you just said. The voices
in my head were getting rowdy."

Of course, this was immediately following a casual
remark by the interviewer, something about:
"... and if you're prepared to put in the 90-hour weeks
that have become routine..."

This was back in 1998, so he wasn't _necessarily_ kidding.
Fortunately, his poker face slipped at that point.


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