[internetworkers] can your skills compete?
art2mis at nc.rr.com
Tue Sep 3 14:49:37 EDT 2002
Slightly serious question about a goofy topic...what's the deal with the
capitalization of last names in resumes? Is this considered appropriate? If
Hey, Dave, I notice you usually spell quite well and write in a fairly
literate style. Will you be adopting the poor spelling habits and liberal
use of exclamation points as well? :)
On Tuesday 03 September 2002 02:28 pm, you wrote:
> Ok, Matusiak endorses the format, but my professional recommendation
> would be to at least list experience in reverse chronology, and please
> avoid use of "I".
> Reed is AMAZING! Someone will probably hire the fellow for only a
> single entry:
> " I was a driver at President TRUMAN's funeral in Independence, MO,
> where I first met President JOHNSON, and SAW President NIXON. Later I
> was also to meet Presidents REAGAN, CARTER, and just this month
> President BUSH in Austin, TX. I was just feet away from President NIXON
> when he resigned (I was goofing off on the front lawn), and I was in the
> same room the next day, the EAST ROOM, where President FORD took his
> historical Oath of Office, but one hour later, afterwards. I was all
> alone with just my wife Gerrie, and daughter Liza Kimpr' REED. But that
> is pretty close. Closer than most people in all time will ever know. I
> take charge of my dreams and make them happen as opposed to just being
> hung up with and on them for a lifetime. Everything that ever happened
> in this life, all BEGAN with a simple thought.....COMMUNICATIONS. The
> end is not yet. Let's see what we can get OUT of once we get INTO it. "
> Of course, he forgot to mention Kennedy, and I personally did not know
> before today that Johnson and Nixon were President concurrent to Truman.
> WOW, I feel like I learned something!
> While employed at HAHT, I once received a serious resume from a
> candidate who tried to convince us climbing Kilimanjaro, diving the
> Marianas Trench, helping excavate a lost Inca city, and working to save
> Alaskan endangered species somehow provided unique qualifications for
> sales success. The odd fellow did not have any sales experience,
> either. Needless to say we passed on interviewing. The really sad
> thing is he called, to try to convince us we should make him a Sales
> Director. Got to like gumption?
> David R. Matusiak wrote:
> >the required skills being listed in job advertisements these days are
> >staggering. it seems as if they want someone with expertise in every field
> > and a decade of experience doing it.
> >this can be very hard on the job seeker. often, they will have to make
> >themselves look as good "on paper" as possible. it takes a good deal of
> > finesse and creative writing to make a decent case for yourself.
> >there are some extraordinary examples online, however:
> >that is my new favorite. i plan on re-writing my resume in its exact style
> > and spirit very soon. here is to wishing we could all be Rick Reeds...
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