Re: How do you respond to job ads?

Subject: Re: How do you respond to job ads?
From: Joe Mariconda <jmaricon -at- ATITECH -dot- CA>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 14:29:11 -0500

Do what ever it takes to make your cover and resume stand out over the
crowd. Be creative. Why not?
That next job could be that dream job of your life. Why stick to the
conventional?

Thanks for your good tips. I like them. Excellent!

Respectfully,
Joe
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From: Wing, Michael J [SMTP:mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 2:25 PM
To: 'Joe Mariconda';
Subject: RE: How do you respond to job ads?


<snip>

> I would expect to see a resume and cover in PDF format, with
embedded
> fonts.
> This would show me the person's creativity and ingenuity
(information
> design
> and layout, and computer knowledge).
>
> A text-formatted resume tells me the candidate is not creative and
does
> not
> 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.

Mike

Michael Wing (mailto:mjwing -at- ingr -dot- com)
Staff Writer
Intergraph Corporation; Huntsville, Alabama
http://maps.intergraph.com



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