RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com'" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:18:17 +0000

He says, cordially...
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Subject: RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?

Agreed. "We are the crotchety, my friends."

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Crotchety old geezers rule!

Chris Morton



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On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 3:52 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> On the subject of bias and how to avoid it...
>
> You can't.
>
> Bias, whether based on age, race, gender, religion, sexual
> orientation/identity, etc., is baked into individuals and companies.
> Even if you manage to conceal your characteristics in your resume or
> in a phone interview, sooner or later you will find yourself face to
> face with the person or persons who will make the hiring decision, and
> if they are biased against you, nothing you say or do in an interview
> is ever going to change that. It stinks, but that's life.
>
> I wear who and what I am on my sleeve. I'd rather not waste a lot of
> time getting to the point where someone roundfiles me because he or
> she thinks I'm too old, too non-white or too whatever. If it's going
> to happen, the earlier in the process, the better.
>
> So as far as the resume is concerned, list whatever it is you've been
> doing for the past 10 years with an emphasis on any documentation at
> all you've produced, even if it's just writing up reports, then list
> your prior writing skills and functions rather than companies and
> products. And concentrate on applying to places that are more likely
> to be run by crotchety old geezers who aren't biased against some
> other characteristic of yours.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
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References:
Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Dave C
Re: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Chris Morton
RE: Resume recommendations for older writers?: From: Cardimon, Craig

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