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Monday, June 25, 2012

Occasionally it dawns on me that writers have other jobs and/or are searching for other jobs. I thought this was important enought for enoug writers to put it into my SharingwithWriters (www.howtodoitfrugally.com) newsletter. (-:

The LA Times reports that people looking for jobs (that includes writers looking for work) should prepare two categories of resumes, “one for humans and one of computers.” That’s because only 10-10% of resumes—those with lots of matches for the very specific skills they are looking for—will ever be seen by a human. Example: a algorithm will recognize work-experience words like the names of specific skills a writer has and programs a writer is familiar with.  A person’s interest might be piqued by words like “career successes” and “accomplishments,” which are far more general. Having said that, I think humans would also appreciate some gritty detail! (-: That’s what we writers are good at doing.  


Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog: