Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

Subject: Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 10:19:44 -0700

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com>wrote:

> Tony Chung wrote:
>
> > On 2012-09-05, at 8:23 AM, "Green, Duane" <Duane -dot- Green -at- e-hps -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I didn't spend 10 seconds reading these resumes, except to poke fun
> > at with the other writers on my team. It was equally sad and humorous.
> > >
> >
> > Yeah. So much for the expectation of confidentiality in job
> > applications. I was shown a handful of "best examples" of the worst in
> > my early days as a junior writer.
>
> What's the nature of this "expectation of confidentiality in job
> applications" and where does it come from? When you submit a resume, do you
> expect that only the specific person to whom you sent it will look at that
> resume?
>
> Duane is getting ready to fill another position. Would you expect him to
> make a decision without including other members of his team?
>


Oh get over yourself Richard. It was a tongue-in-cheek comment that we need
to be cautious when sending resumes that others besides the intended will
see them. Also, that our efforts may draw attention for reasons other than
what we expect.

So while I liked Yehoshua's suggested resume tips, I can't vouch for their
efficacy in all situations.

-T

-Tony

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References:
OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dana Worley
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Yehoshua
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lauren
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Will Husa Documentation Solutions
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lauren
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Green, Duane
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Tony Chung
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Combs, Richard

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