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Subject:Advice to Job Seekers From:"THOMAS A. JOHNSON" <am312 -at- TRAVERSE -dot- LIB -dot- MI -dot- US> Date:Mon, 3 Mar 1997 08:01:37 -0500
The resume debate issue seems to be quieting down a bit, finally. I
thought I would summarize the issue in my own words.
Some employers will not hire you if you have a typo in your resume.
Some employers will overlook one, maybe two, typos, but you better have a
sharp looking resume (appropriate layout, nice paper, etc.)
Some employers won't hire you unless they know you.
Do everything you can to have a blemish-free resume. Nobody lost a chance
at an interview because they didn't have a typo in their resume.
But, if you only want to work for a boss that will help you improve your
skills, tolerates some level of imperfection and will look at your whole
skill set, you might consider putting some inconspicuous, insignificant
typoe ;) in your resume. Whatever you do, you take your chances and pray
that you end up working for a boss you can get along with.
Finally, it can't hurt to network. After all, why am I writing and
subjecting myself to the potential of techwr-l-wrath.
LoneTechWriter -at- juno -dot- com
am312 -at- traverse -dot- lib -dot- mi -dot- us
Let the hiring manager who is without typos toss the first resume.