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

Subject: RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: "Sarah Blake" <Sarah -dot- Blake -at- nice -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:10:03 +0100

Milan said:

> I might be missing something in your answer: based on the arguments
> presented, such resumes shouldn't even result in getting interviewed,
> much less hired. But the very length of such resumes ("I received
> several resumes that were 8-10 pages long, and included every contact
> writing assignment they'd worked at for the last
> 20+ years") suggests otherwise. How do you think that happens?

My guess would be inexperienced recruiters. Not every company has a dedicated HR department looking through CVs, and sometimes they're sent to a harried junior manager who pays more attention to an impressive list of keywords and projects than to the metadata that indicates their ability at information structuring and targeting.

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