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Re: [BKARTS] Resumes



Well...Westjet employees were hired based on their choice of paper. Not
the elegant office stationary, but the cutesey blue "cloud" paper.
Corporate culture can mean an aweful lot. My last bookbinding job
(contract) was gotten by putting my resume in hardcover format. Believe
me, it was gorgeous, and well worth the effort. 

For a library job - show you know what you're doing. For a corporate job
- show you know what you're doing, and that you can add significant
value to the firm. For a job with a small business (contract for a small
company), offer what is required, do more than is required - customer
service is the most important, and will always result in massive
returns, in WOM if not in actual coin.

Robert L. Angus

Octavia & Co. Press

OctaviaPress.Com

(403)-242-0397



-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Alice Simpson
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 8:08 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Resumes


> Subject: Re: Seen any great resumes?
> 
I was given good advice about writing a resume, which I pass along.
 
If answering an ad, respond to the requests in the ad. That is, if the
ad 
asks for "at least five years experience" and you have twenty, state
that you 
have "at least five years experience." If they ask that you know Quark,
state you 
know Quark. Often, it's initially a matter of getting through Human 
Resources. They're looking through possibly hundreds of applications,
and flag those 
specific qualifications stated in the ad. Get through that first round,
then you 
may get to the next.

For those with a great deal of experience, use restraint. Don't show
off. It 
may intimidate a twenty-something employer!

And please, no funky typefaces (Help Stamp out Comic Sans!), paper with 
embedded rose petals, or smiley faces >:)

Cheers, 
Alice

A L I C E * S I M P S O N
D A N C E M A R A T H O N
WEBSITE:www.alicesimpson.com


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