Re: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: Re: job-hunt weirdness
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:09:55 -0700

What industry are you in that people list their salaries in their
resumes or cover letters?

In the software industry in the SF Bay Area, that's not really a
significant factor. You have to offer a competitive compensation
package to get good writers, and there's no reason to pay more than
the going rate, so salaries don't vary a hell of a lot. In this
economy, any sensible person is probably willing to take a cut.

In the software industry, if someone's had a lot of jobs in a
relatively short time, that's not necessarily a good reason to toss
the resume. I lost three jobs in three years because go out of
business in three years. I hired someone who'd had that happen five or
six times in as many years, and as I expected from his clips he was a
great hire.

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Dana Worley<dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com> wrote:
> On Thursday, July 09, 2009, Peter Neilson wrote:
>
> ... if you've had 6 jobs in the last 5 years, and the job I'm hiring for has a
> substantial learning curve, you'll be tossed into the "no" pile. If you made $100K at your last
> three jobs, and the job I am hiring for is significantly less, you'll be tossed into the "no" pile. ...
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References:
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Erik Hare
RE: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Peter Neilson
Re: job-hunt weirdness: From: Dana Worley

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