Re: Resumes -Reply

Subject: Re: Resumes -Reply
From: d r <writeagain -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:12:47 EST

Eric, David, etc.

These are excellent posts (threads) and I am really learning alot.

What I would like to ask though is what if you are dropping those resumes
away and find that none in the pile are good. Do you place an ad in a
different publication or do you take a second look at what you have in
front of you and call some of those people in. If it's the latter, has it
ever worked out for the better ever?

D.R.
writeagain -at- juno -dot- com


On Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:29:55 -0700 David Hailey
<FAHAILEY -at- WPO -dot- HASS -dot- USU -dot- EDU> writes:
>Eric's resume post brings up an important point touched on indirectly
>by
>others--and a point I forgot to mention. When resume readers read
>resumes,
>more often than not, they are looking for reasons to exclude, not
>keep, the
>resume. Someone has already mentioned don't put anything in the
>resume that
>is not relevant. As you can see from Eric's post, he used what is
>typically
>called the "ribbon drop method" for resume review.
>
>The term "ribbon drop" comes from juried art shows. When judges saw
>something
>about a work they didn't like, they dropped a ribbon--out it goes.
>
>Since you can never know how a judge will respond to points in your
>resume,
>you can never know what will get it kicked out. Eric's advice is
>absolutely
>sound. Make certain that you have what you need, make sure it is
>accurate and
>mechanically correct, and make sure you have nothing else. As to
>hobbies,
>make certain that any hobbies you list are absolutely appropriate.
>You list
>your hobbies because you want them to know how cool you are, and they
>wonder
>if you think too much about play. You tell them that you run
>marathons so
>they know how strong and healthy you are and they think about the
>medical
>costs when you blow out a knee.
>
>But I still hold with my order.
>tell them what you want to do,
>tell them what you can do,
>prove it -- add nothing else.
>
> -- but in keeping with Eric's advice--do it accurately and
>correctly.
>
>Dave Hailey
>
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