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Old 06-24-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Also, was your resume tailored to the job posting? You might indicate that you are qualified in a way that a human would understand, but you need to use the precise language used in the posting.

Particularly for government resumes, I copy and past the qualifications directly into my application.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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WTH ?
I just commented on this in another thread.

People who send in resumes are being marked as fools without any creativity in them. So they don't get the job.

If your best idea is send a resume, you're not top-notch.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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I just commented on this in another thread.

People who send in resumes are being marked as fools without any creativity in them. So they don't get the job.

If your best idea is send a resume, you're not top-notch.
As opposed to what? The fact is that most jobs involve a resume at some point, for many the resume is all they have, especially if they don't have many contacts in their area or field.

Disregard Rich's comment, he is dead wrong, sending a resume is normal, and it's fine.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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I just commented on this in another thread.

People who send in resumes are being marked as fools without any creativity in them. So they don't get the job.

If your best idea is send a resume, you're not top-notch.
So what are the people who are being marked as good candidates sending in? Cupcakes? Rolex watches? LOL.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Okay,
I submitted my resume and then second later I received a message saying that I do not meet the requirements. WTH ? I qualify for the job and I have no idea why I got the rejection message within few seconds.

Anyone else experiencing this ?
I get messages from Wyndham International on a very regular basis telling me to apply for *such and such* a position. Sure enough, I do and a week or so later, I INVARIABLY get an email that tells me I am not qualified for the job - which I totally am qualified for. LOL

I wonder how much money is wasted on idiots who don't have a clue what they are doing in Human Resources. Bunches, I think.

The way I look at it is that I wouldnt' want to work for any company that is THAT CLUELESS. So you are better off whether you realize it or not.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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So what are the people who are being marked as good candidates sending in? Cupcakes? Rolex watches? LOL.

You'd be surprised how many send in suggestive photos. You would think that I'm running a modeling agency or something worse.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Also, was your resume tailored to the job posting? You might indicate that you are qualified in a way that a human would understand, but you need to use the precise language used in the posting.

Particularly for government resumes, I copy and past the qualifications directly into my application.
You know the hiring system is stupid when you've got a better chance of getting past the machines by copying and pasting the qualifications vs. typing down your qualifications in your own words.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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You know the hiring system is stupid when you've got a better chance of getting past the machines by copying and pasting the qualifications vs. typing down your qualifications in your own words.
It is incredibly stupid. If I email the resume to a hiring manager or am using the resume through a referral, I use my own words. If it's going through a computer system, I make sure I use the exact phrases for every single one of the qualifications. The government is the most picky about it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: southern california
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the reason employers have gone to robot interviews and automated call centers is bek its hard to file an EEOC grievance against a machine.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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... involve a resume at some point ...

Disregard Rich's comment, he is dead wrong, sending a resume is normal, and it's fine.
At some point yes, but blasting resumes is frowned upon. At the least a person should have the name of an employee at the company that is hiring and send their resume to that person.

Sending a resume is a thing of the past. If you don't believe me ask some CEO/COO/CFO's they'll explain it.
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