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

Subject: Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:27:48 -0400

On Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:34:41 -0400, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

I have rejected technical writer resumes based on large red flags only to have a manager tell me, no, we are gonna talk to this person. Why? Well, maybe she worked with him before. Or she has worked at a company whose business is similar to ours.

When first starting out, I got an interview and a job based on a bad resume for a wrong position. (This was when actual /people/ looked at every resume.) "Look, I wanted to talk to you in spite of your dreadful resume because I've notice that people like you seem to be able to do this kind of work. You ARE good at crossword puzzles, aren't you?" His understanding was that people who could do crosswords would fit well into a software environment.

We won't delve too far into my ability to do what I call "Zen" crosswords that often has annoyed my friends, but here's a hint. "You're doing my crosswords. I told you not to." "Oh, sorry, but I've not written a thing in your crossword book." "THAT'S EVEN WORSE!"

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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: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
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

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