In article , Sabya wrote: :Hi Vic, : Only a foolish person would use such words or shortened sentence in :the Resume.I dont consider myself adhering to such group of people who :sticks to use such shortened paragraph's or sentences in an important :self description paper or in Resume.
In the era of Google Groups, every posting you make becomes part of your resume. And I'm not just saying that either: there have been a number of articles written about people whose chances at at job were ruined because of something ill-advised that they had said years before.
Some HR (Human Resources) departments in the USA now consider it to be part of their "due diligence" to investigate postings (and web sites) from candidates, in an effort to avoid hiring people who might be prone to racist or sexist or other intolerant remarks (i.e., to avoid the possibility that they would make the same kinds of remarks in the workplace, leading to employees suing the company for civil rights violations). And of course HR wants to know whether the person can be trusted -- if they openly speak of pirating software, or of obtaining resources without paying for them (e.g., Dump questions) then HR is going to be slow to believe that the person can be trusted with sensitive company information.
: Actually let me explain u the whole situation to the cause of being :so casual. :1- I was serious in one of the Yahoo Groups which i had subscribed :earlier but received very poor & sarcastic remarks from couple of :persons,
That's Yahoo, not Usenet. I don't hang around any of the Yahoo technical newsgroups.
:2- Evidently i decided to be casual at this group. :3- Got very Excellent persons in the form of Vic & Mr. Walter .Actually :this was well calculated.
So what you are saying is that you trolled for responses; or, to use a different phrasing, that you manipulated us into responding.
Was it necessary to be manipulative? If you had done a newsgroup search on Cisco PIX VPN, you would easily have found my name and my frequent PIX postings in comp.dcom.sys.cisco . You could have posted a straight-forward question there mentioning me by name and I would very likely have responded.
Now you have certainly annoyed me; I was willing to overlook your email to me of the other day, but no-one appreciates being manipulated into responses.
The evidence before us is that:
a) You asked to be given the Dump questions -- which was not wise for someone whose potential job requires trust and discretion;
b) You failed to do simple research to find the best venue or approach to have your questions answered, and you failed to follow Usenet guidelines to review newsgroup mores before posting;
c) You deliberately (and completely unnecessarily) provoked people into responding, indicating that your social skills and your ability to "network" and build concensus are not your strong points;
d) You are overly concerned with what people with apparently high job titles ("Executives") think, instead of concentrating on what people with practical experience and credibility have to say;
e) Your written English is -still- not as good as a US or Canadian employer would want to see.
These factors are not likely to convince potential employers that you are the kind of person that they would like to see working for them.
These factors are also not likely to attract the friendship of people in the field who hear about job opportunities before they are ever made public, and who might otherwise have been inclined to give you a reference or an "inside line" on the opportunity.
People with job openings write to me from time to time; if they are polite and sincere and it isn't a form letter, then I refer them to the people who have most impressed me with their knowledge, ability to learn, and willingness to help others. I do not hesitate to recommend people who do not have a lot of practical experience if I believe that person would be a good fit for the opportunity.
So I repeat: when it comes to technical newsgroups, you should treat -every- posting as forming part of your resume. People *do* assess others based upon their postings -- and "headhunters" and people who know of upcoming opportunities *are* reading the postings.