I do. And let me tell you, it is one of my favorite parts of the job but also one of the most challenging.
You have to sift through what feels like hundreds of resumes and make decisions based on very little information.
I have a few guidelines/tips that I have compiled over the years:
- Spell my name right. You'd be surprised how many people who apply to work here don't spell my last name right. Seriously? How do you think that's gonna go over you facking nimrod. (Ooopsie!)
- Proofread: If you have typos, you are out.
- Act: Try to act like you have at least some relevant experience.
- Experience: I don't care what you did in high school.
- I don't care about your interests. (Dude, skiing? Why would that make me want to hire you? Leave them off.)
- Make sure you get the name of where you are applying to correct. Again, I realize you're sending out hundreds of these. Let's try to focus here people.
Dear Ms. Bahoolie:
I'd love to work at the Center for Justice and Security...