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Subject:Re: How do you respond to job ads? From:"Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 3 Feb 1999 13:24:56 -0600
> I would expect to see a resume and cover in PDF format, with embedded
> This would show me the person's creativity and ingenuity (information
> and layout, and computer knowledge).
> A text-formatted resume tells me the candidate is not creative and does
> know how to use present technology.
> Joe Mariconda
If the cover and resume are not in PDF format, then the candidate is not
creative and has no ingenuity. This is a joke, right !? I mean, I actually
did read this correctly, didn't I?
So as an applicant I must assume that A) you have Acrobat and B) your mail
service handles attachments (and handles them without corruption). I
thought the reason for a "plain, ol" text resume was that it was a compact,
non-compiled format readable and printable by any mail system. I think that
the candidate submitting the resume and cover letter in pure text shows
amazing sensitivity to multi-platforms and configurations ;^). I mean, text
can be read and printed on anything. How's that for innovation?
And as far as showing present technology, how about if I send you the resume
and cover letter in XML? or in HTMLHelp with web site links displayable
within the help viewer? or a Visual Basic executable with an embedded
browser OCX that invokes my web site? or set up a channel so that you can
peruse my work in progress? I mean, these technologies are more recent and
more powerful than PDF.