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RE: Photo on Resume site or "Gee, get a load of my navel"
Subject:RE: Photo on Resume site or "Gee, get a load of my navel" From:jsmith -at- informatica -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Mon, 24 Jul 2000 12:20:47 -0700
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Hanvey [mailto:jewahe -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> I honestly don't know of any cases in which a resume
> posted to a personal home page has landed a job (feel
> free to mention any). Most of the time, the resume is
> posted so that recruiters can refer to it as a
> preliminary measure or when it cannot be sent. You'll
> probably find yourself sending it in by one of the
> tradition methods (email, fax, or snail mail) -
> complete with a cover letter.
I haven't actually gotten a job because my resume was on my personal web
page, but I get a load of emails from recruiting agencies who are trying to
woo me to apply for a different job. I just politely reply that I am not
currently looking for employment. But I still get amazed at how many emails
I get. (They come in droves, though. I think one person finds the resume
and then forwards it to a lot of people.)
Living in North America (Silicon Valley), I don't put my picture on my
resume, nor do I want to. However, anybody can go look at my personal part
of my website and look at my pictures of me and my friends. (No navels with
lint, thank goodness.)