Friday, June 24, 2005

Dear Sir or Madman

The syndicated RESUMania item that runs weekly in Friday’s MarketPlace section of the SJ-R is pretty amusing, what with it poking fun at people’s typos, failed attempts at cleverness, and all around stupidity while they're trying to obtain gainful employment to house and feed their families. I liked it for awile but now it's becoming a one-joke pony and, like Adam Sandler after his first five minutes as a professional performer, has grown tired and predictable.

But I do think that the SJ-R could breath new life into the concept, at least for a day, by doing a story where local human resources directors and job placement professionals share examples of the type of bumbling incompetence that cross their desks in the form or resumes and cover letters. I’d read it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would require the sj-r to do something local other than "Police Beat", the City/State page, and the color picture on the front...

CaptainPlaceholder said...

Police beat is my favorite section!