Saturday, November 26, 2016
I have always hated the curmudgeons who wanted to edit my resume, recently I found myself becoming that curmudgeon. There five or six things that stood out. A first impression is everything. And it was not good. So I sent it back through with notes on it such as Courts don' have clients, when filing applications on behalf of a client - you are not filing them for the state (with the state, but not for the state.)
How and when did I become a grumpy old man? It can't be my delicate age? Maybe it is overwork.
I sent my comments back through a mentor, a professor who trying to help a student find a summer placement. I urged her to wait until after exams, and then suggest to the student edits, then have the student send the resume and a cover letter. No need to tell her that I was the one who suggested the edits, give us the opportunity to start with a clean slate.
Was I cruel?
Are students really getting that dull?
Would it have been better if I had just ignored the resume?