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Subject: Re: Fuskie's Networking Digest - 130509 Date: 5/9/2013 12:48 PM
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It seems to me that the resume tips here are useful, but one size does not fit all.

Your resume needs to read like a billboard, and be sure to make it clear what position you are seeking. The first person to look at them usually is a semi-skilled clerk. If you use terms that are too technical, the clerk may send your resume to the wrong department.

As hiring manager, once a resume gets to me, I grade them and rank them just like it was an exam. I am looking for certain kinds of training and experience. I usually need approvals from at least two others to make you a job offer. I know what they are looking for from discussions about filling the position. Also working for certain employers (leaders in the field, customers, competitors, others in the industry), certain schools, certain training, etc, can give you a higher score.

If I wanted to hire an expert in certain fields, I might be interested in patents, publications, etc. And of course major awards and honors can help. But too often your recent work experience is too confidential to discuss on an interview. (But I have been on interviews where the interviewer seemed more interested in my current employers business plans than in hiring me. I find this an infuriating waste of my time.)
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