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One thing to note on resumes...if you are being placed or sent to an interview by a "head hunter" or agency...it is not uncommon for them to take the resume you gave them and rework it into their particular style and send that to the HR department where you are interviewing. It can be a little disconcerting when you expect to see the person interviewing you holding a resume that is yours...but you have never seen it before. I have seen other candidates get a little disoriented by this as well. It is probably a good thing to ask if you are going through an agency if you can see a copy of THE resume that they are sending, if it is not the one you gave them.
> Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 10:52:47 -0800> From: french7suzi -at- yahoo -dot- com> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Subject: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500> > Hi folks. I'm reading your posts on your 4 page> resumes, and I'm thinking "no, no, no." Too much blah> blah puts you right in the no pile.> > Here's why: You don't have that kind of time to make> that impression. Why should they take the time to wade> through it when they can find soemone just as> qualified to get the job done is a lot less time.> > What you do to cut it down: No one's resume needs to> go back more than 10 years, and frankly, I can't> believe those of you who have been in this rat race> for as long as you have don't know this. Why? Because> you look old. And I know it isn't fair, but I didn't> make the rules. But to have them not really know, get> in the door, wow them, and then they'll hire you> because no one will really know how old you are; it's> really hard to tell how old people are when they are> between 40 and 60. So 10 years. Cut it down. No one> cares what you did in 1990 anyway. They want to know> what you can do for them NOW. If you must, summarize> you skills in the first page right under your> objective.> > Cover letter: For the love of gee dash dee, you're a> writer, and they are going to expect an interesting,> error-free cover letter. Mine puts you right in the> moment...it starts out "It's 8:10pm, and you're stuck> in the office wrangling through file after file> because you don't have a writer...." BTW, I've gotten> so many kudos for that letter and more than one offer> (tooting my own horn here, I know, but I want to help,> not brag)...and I only have 6 years experience. So put> some time and imagination in. It'll pay off.> > Am I bossy? Maybe. But this subject is a important one> for me...I live in San Francisco where the> competition's fierce and you have to do everything you> can to set yourself apart. At my present job, they> asked me to do some interviewing, and all I got to say> is oy. Some people weren't even close to getting it> right.> > Good luck out there.> > Suzanne> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> > WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word features support for every major Help > format plus PDF, HTML and more. Flexible, precise, and efficient content > delivery. Try it today! http://www.webworks.com/techwr-l> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or > printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,> Web-based technology, and PDF output. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList> > ---> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as melmis36 -at- hotmail -dot- com -dot- > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/melmis36%40hotmail.com> > > To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> > Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit> http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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