Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?

Subject: Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 08:03:51 -0700

My experience has been that HR people usually don't do much more than look for
keyword matches between the job posting and the resumes. Recruiters, OTOH, scan
candidate resumes to try to catch things that might kill their chance to get a
commission before they submit a resume to the client company.

I try to avoid arcane or jargonesque wording unless it's actually in the job
listing. In this case, I would just change "emergy" to "embodied energy," and
let anyone who doesn't know what that is query me on it rather than mistake it
for "energy."

Gene Kim=Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> Does anyone else have evidence that HR people might be so misaligned
> with reality as to assume that they can spell technical terms better
> than tech writers?

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