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further random questions from the newly-unemployed

> HTML, although a
> bandwidth hog
> and inappropriate for posts to a reflector, is nonetheless useful for
> assuring that a message is seen as the sender intended, and I use
> it for all
> my email r)B?sum? submissions.

I disagree. I know that within the IT community, many email clients are set
to display HTML as plain text. Unless HTML is used sparingly, then this can
make the email virtually unreadable, which needless to say, makes it unread.

Those of us who are old enough to remember terms like Fido and UltraBoard
may also remember how to create art from text. My personal opinion is that a
well-formatted, well-written cover letter in text, and a targeted
Word-format r)B?sum? will likely get the most attention.

That said, what I feel is the biggest hurdle to getting an interview today
is the simple fact of getting your r)B?sum? read. I know if I was an HR or IT
person and received 300-4000 r)B?sum?s for a single posting, my position would
be to read until I found about 10 potential candidates and then schedule
interviews. This means that more that 1/3 (and possibly more than 2/3) of
the potentially qualified candidates r)B?sum?s would never even be seen. How
do you deal with that?
Grant M.

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