Re: What would you do?

Subject: Re: What would you do?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 14:44:02 -0500

You might also follow *Forbes* columnist Liz Ryan on LinkedIn. I find a lot
of her advice to be spot on. And she frowns on those robo-resume scanners,
e.g., Taleoâas do I.

Chris Morton



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On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 2:36 PM, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Wait--why call it lying? It's just Alternative Experience.
>
> Seriously though, that is all kinds of bad. In no way should you do
> that, and you should document your experience. I would be loath to
> publicize it on a very-visible forum unless I were aware of more than
> one instance of this--possibly it is an isolated occurrence or maybe a
> single employee (not likely I know.)
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:12:25 -0500, Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> ... The recruiter asked me to edit my resume to show experience with
> >> about half a dozen things I've never done, to match things in the
> >> description, and email him that new version.
> >
> >
> > The idea is, apparently, to get you past HR's filter that looks at the
> > requirements as a checklist of scoring system. The company is using
> software
> > instead of human interaction to select appropriate candidates. The whole
> > stinking mess speaks poorly of the recruiter and the hiring company.
> >
> > You are up against, of course, people who have certificates that say they
> > can do this stuff. Some of them might even have a certificate in Written
> > English. Do you?
> >
> > You might look at the advice offered by Nick Corcodilos (look him up),
> who
> > routinely slams such tactics on his website.
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What would you do?: From: Keith Hood
Re: What would you do?: From: Peter Neilson
Re: What would you do?: From: kafkascampi

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