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Subject:Re: re TW resumes From:d r <writeagain -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 19 Feb 1997 23:15:41 EST
Apparently creativity in a cover letter doesn't cut it. I once applied
for a position with that had creative undertones to it so I really put a
creative type cover page. It read like the first page of a manuscript and
when you got to the 3rd paragraph the reader knew that I was applying for
the position but apparently, the reader of the cover letter never made it
that far. Everything was returned to me with a note saying that this was
sent to them in error.
They didn't even notice that the resume was truly geared to the available
position and so I rationalized that if they didn't read on to paragraph
3, this wasn't a place I wanted to work for.
writeagain -at- juno -dot- com
On Wed, 19 Feb 1997 14:49:12 -0500 John Glenn
<sfarmh1 -at- SCFN -dot- THPL -dot- LIB -dot- FL -dot- US> writes:
>HR person once told me ALWAYS SEND A COVER PAGE. That,
>apparently is what gets read; the vita is simply to relate
>cover page claims to on-the-job experience (or education).
>Length of resume is less important if the cover letter is
>responsive to solicitation.
>John Glenn <sfarmh1 -at- scfn -dot- thpl -dot- lib -dot- fl -dot- us>
>...do not make a statement that cannot be easily
>understood on the grounds that it will be understood
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