Re: Tips for Getting Hired

Subject: Re: Tips for Getting Hired
From: "Damien Braniff" <Damien -dot- Braniff -at- asg -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 09:06:12 -0000

As others have already said (and is often the case in TWing!) it
depends. Each application is different and your CV/Resume should be
tailored appropriately.

My own approach is:

1 Covering letter: (hopefully!) gives some indication of
personality etc and, more importantly, shows that I tick all the boxes
listed in their job spec. A good letter gets your CV/resume read and
leads to the interview. A 'poor' letter may lead to immediate rejection.

2 Short CV/Resume (2 pages) geared specifically to the

3 Table/bulleted list detailing specific experiences -

4 More detailed CV/Resume. If I include (2) then I indicate that
in the covering letter that there is an 'abbreviated' CV/Resume for ease
of reading plus a 'full' version with additional details.

Any application is a combination of these generally including (1), (3)
and (2)/(4)/Both depending on the specific situation.

Damien Braniff
Sr. Technical Writer
damienb -at- asg -dot- com

Waterfront Plaza
8, Lagan Bank Road
Belfast, N. Ireland BT1 3LR
Tel: +44 (0) 28.9072.3124
Fax: +44 (0) 28.9072.3324



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