Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?

Subject: Re: How do hiring companies view TW resumes?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: 'techwr-l List' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:58:23 -0500

I've had that happen to me with my carefully crafted resume ending up looking like a train wreck. I've arrived at the point where I tell the recruiter that if they're going to make *any* changes to my resume they must submit it to me for approval/revision *before* submitting it to the client. I also tell them that we technical writers are judged not just by the content of our resume but by the evidence of our skills reflected in how we've created our resume in Microsoft Word.
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Clayton Oliver wrote:
> I've seen a contracting firm's representative "edit" candidates' resumes
> to fit the company's standard template. I wouldn't have minded so much if
> the "editor" in question hadn't added spelling and grammar errors. Not
> the best possible way to represent a candidate for a technical writing
> job...
>
> - C.
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