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Please Do NOT Use Chat Room Names/Language

Postby Dave Jensen » Thu Oct 21, 2004 4:41 pm

Moderators and advisors don't respond to posts written in something other than standard business language.

Just to let you know that if you want to optimize your responses, you'll need to use something other than a "chat room name." Try using a different name if you'd prefer to remain anonymous.

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Please Do NOT Use Chat Room Names/Language

Postby Linda » Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:41 pm

For that matter, and I wouldn't have thought this even needed to be said, but don't use a cutesy e-mail address on your resume, either. I was hiring this summer for the first time in a few years and was shocked to receive resumes from ... well, I won't say the silly addresses I saw in case their owners ever come across this forum, but suffice to say I did not call any of them for interviews. A cover letter is not a chat room, either, and the word "love" does not belong on one, in my opinion (as in "I would really love to work for your company," etc.).
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Please Do NOT Use Chat Room Names/Language

Postby Dave Jensen » Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:58 pm

Linda,

What great advice you have! Please, come back and visit us often.

Readers wouldn't believe the impression that some email addresses leave behind on a resume. An example, and not a real email address, is "hotpants@aol.com" -- we get a ton of those!

It is so easy to get a Google, Yahoo, or Hotmail email address for your professional mailings,

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more CV advice

Postby Alex » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:58 am

Good one Linda..

Another big no-no is including a link to your personal website in your resume. Although this is often supposed to take you to the CV page, the hiring person is usually just a click away from your sophomore year Daytona Beach roadtrip picture album... usually not a great idea, unless it was a marine biology fieldtrip
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