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Resume Requests from Work

How do I nicely say this? I love that fact that clients call me up for resume reviews, and inquiries about services offered, however, I hate it when they do it from work. It makes me feel like I’m contributing to bad behavior on the job and the last thing I want to do is contribute to the fuel that may get them fired.

Therefore, if you ever want a free resume critique, just call or email, but please don’t do the following:

1. Email me a copy of your resume from work

2. Ask me to return your call to a work phone number

Why? Because someone in IT can and possibly is monitoring your email and computer usage. Did you know there are software programs that capture and store every web page visited? That means even your personal yahoo emails can be read by your employer. So they don’t need to know that you are updating your resume.

Please help me help you. Leave me your HOME phone number and the best time to call (refer to your time zone also.) Let me know if you don’t want me to mention my company name (1st Rate Resumes) when leaving a message, and give me a personal email address to respond to your needs.

My goal is to help you in your job search, without hurting you in your current job.

–Susan Geary, CERW / 1st Rate Resumes

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Big Brother is Watching

I can’t seem to get it through the heads of my friends and colleagues who surf the net at work, with the idea that “my employer doesn’t care.” Wanna bet? I was flipping through the pages of PC World this week and came across an ad for the following website. Their motto? “Record everything your employees do on the internet.” That’s right. You see, they don’t sit around and monitor you. They wait until your annual evaluation or if they need an excuse to fire you. Well, here’s living proof that they are watching. So just don’t do it.

–Susan Geary, CERW / 1st Rate Resumes

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My rant continues…..

This week it seems that the media is copying one another, not that I mind. I’m glad to see they are finally getting the word out about blogs. Business Week printed an article titled “You Are What You Post” This one is the best yet.

Susan Geary/1st Rate Resumes