2005/06/09

How Not to Get Hired

Just a tip from a hiring manager here.  If your resume starts out with the heading "SUMMMARY", I'm highly likely to toss it in the trash.  Not because I want to hire people who can use spell checkers, but because to me it indicates that you either can't or won't be bothered with details.  Or that you consider how you present information unimportant.

If you're in the top 1% of coders, maybe you can get away with this.  Otherwise, please run a spell checker on your resume before sending it in.

(I'm a really nice guy so I finished reading the resume; the rest was just as bad, though.)

1 comment:

  1. John,

    I bet that resume also claimed "Excellent attention to detail" and "Excellent oral and written communication skills."  *chuckle*

    I swear, I'm about ready to create a new web startup: The Résumé Hall of Shame.  (Yes, resumehallofshame.com is still available, muwhahaa.)

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