Re: html resume (long)

Subject: Re: html resume (long)
From: John Glenn <sfarmh1 -at- SCFN -dot- THPL -dot- LIB -dot- FL -dot- US>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 14:45:45 -0500

Recently a list subscriber asked if anyone was using an
html-coded resume. Since I have such a resume, I replied and
THEN got to thinking about the dangers of this format.

The chief dangers:
1. the <!-- comment --> code
2. ignorance


I <!-- comment --> such things as employer name, location,
and reference -- albeit the references in many cases have
long ago retired (get a letter of reference before walking
out the door the last time). Even though the
<!-- comment --> is hidden text to the browser, anyone
looking at the html code can see it. That could be
embarrassing if the <!-- comment --> was less than
flattering. USE CARE WITH <!-- comments --> or,
better, avoid the temptation to embed comments in a file
the world can see (especially prospective employers).


The html resume is sent as an email attachment. Assuming the
attachment arrives OK -- it should; it is only ascii, after
all -- will the HR/Personnel person know:
(a) how to save the attachment as a ''*.htm''*
(b) to load the attachment into a browser
(c) how to load the attachment into a browser

* Some email applications make you guess at the attachment's
format; always, always, always include in the email cover
letter the type file or file format and, if you want to be
polite, the file size.


The html resume is sent as part of the email cover letter --
one big file. The addressee needs to know:
(a) to save everything from the <html> line to the </html>
line to a new file called ''something.htm''
(b) items (b) and (c) of IGNORANCE - Part 1.

Apologies for rambling.

John Glenn

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