RE: job-hunt weirdness

Subject: RE: job-hunt weirdness
From: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:30:39 -0400

Robert Lauriston writes:
> I got asked about current and expected salaries today in an online
> application for a job at a company owned by a large corporation.
> Luckily the "expected" section allowed multiple choices, so I was able
> to specify a wide range in place of my usual "open."
> It always seems odd to me when these online applications let you
> upload a resume but not a cover letter.

>From my experience hiring, they're using an automated system to scan
your application
for keywords and key phrases. HR can search on these along with the
salary selections.
To my mind this is a stupid way to fill a position that requires more
than grunt work.

A cover letter used as the first page of the resume would get treated as
part of
the resume--scanned and such along with everything else.

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