Re: Resume ideas

Subject: Re: Resume ideas
From: Tracy Boyington <tboyi -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 07:55:23 +0000

> > everything I've ever heard
> > about resumes says those of us who aren't white men should probably
> > think twice about attaching a photo.
> True. Another list-member said it would be OK for an employer to ask for
> a photo to be brought to the interview, but not to ask for one to be
> sent ahead of the interview. I agree completely, though I was actually
> talking about what I would do as a job applicant, not an employer.

That's what I was talking about, too. But if I were an employer who
was interviewing so many people that I couldn't remember who was who,
I like the idea of asking them to bring a photo to the interview. Or
even taking a Polaroid of them at the interview.

> Really, the aim is to make yourself memorable in some way, so that your
> application stands out from the pack.

I knew a graphic artist who drew a cartoon on his resume. I don't
know if that's common or if it was a way to make him stand out.

> In our last year at College a friend was interviewed by a representative
> from a very large computer company. After a few technical questions for
> openers, he got down to business: Did Debbie think her work performance
> would be affected by her periods? Did she expect she might have sexual
> relationships with her co-workers? Debbie ahhh, terminated the interview
> rapidly.

Gah! Good for her -- although it would have been fun if, once she
realized she had nothing to lose, she'd turned the tables on him
("if I want to sleep my way to the top, would I have to
start with you or is there someone more important and better-looking?")


Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

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