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Subject:Re: Resume and Coverletter Game (I'm Appalled) From:"Donald R. Stovicek" <usadad -at- RAEX -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 4 Feb 1999 18:43:50 -0500
I believe your experience is typical of the business climate today. Years ago, when personnel departments had to type out letters one at a time on a typewriter, it seemed you always got a response, even if it was negative. I'm sure the same social graces could be exercised today at a fraction of the cost, but down sizing, right sizing, cost containment, and other such bottom line measures seem to take priority. If it isn't related to producing sales it is regarded as an unnecessary expense.
> Mr. Plato
> I have spent countless house preparing my resume and a cover letter,(by email and registered snail mail) only to revive no reply. Yes, I have sent a follow-up letter left numerous voice mails, and made every attempt to grovel. I have always felt that its standard issue to send a cover letter with a resume, but lately it seems that the bearly register on the scale. Should I now stop and send just a resume? You may be the only one in the western world who at least appreciates the effort that some people make.
> It seems to me that courtesy and manners seem to illude
> those that are doing the hiring these days. Even a quick email from those in power would help, if letter writing is too much of a strain.
> I'm in favor of doing away with all these games. As a former manager I answered "all of the responses to a posted posistion." I wish some of you out there would do the same :-)
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