Re: Should resumes be perfect?

Subject: Re: Should resumes be perfect?
From: Jim Purcell <jimpur -at- MICROSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:05:26 -0800

John Posada writes:

<snip>

> If you are claiming yourself as a tech writer, then get it as perfect
> as you
> can. If I receive something from someone that is not correct, I
> deduct
> points. I may not deduct enough points so that you fall below the
> next best
> contender, but you might.
>
>
> And that is fair enough. All other things being equal, the resume that
> contains no typos should get the nod. An error-filled resume has a
> one-way ticket for the reject pile unless its author has a rare and
> particular specialty that the manager is looking for.
>
> In real life, though, all other things are not usually equal, and the
> typical writing manager is not hiring a typist. Care and attention to
> detail are important qualities in a writer, particularly in a small
> shop. But they are not the only, or even the most important,
> qualities. A more balanced approach to evaluating resumes is more
> likely to yield the most qualified candidates.
>
> Jim Purcell
> jimpur -at- microsoft -dot- com
> My opinions, not Microsoft's
>

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