RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500

Subject: RE: Getting Hired...Opinion #2500
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 09:22:52 -0700

Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

> if this is
> what we get in response to a short and narrowly targeted job
> description, what will we get from this person when we want a
> short and narrowly targeted document?

Bingo! That's precisely the question that some of us would ask.

But not all. And maybe that's one reason 5+-page resumes work for some
people: those long resumes successfully target the people not looking
for short and narrowly targeted docs -- people who may even be turned
off by short and narrowly targeted docs.

Maybe resume length is a discriminator that efficiently matches
positions and applicants along an important axis of compatibility.

Maybe "It depends" is the right answer after all. ;-)


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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