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Google Doc - resume templates

About.com has a career advice column and recently they pointed me to Google Doc for their excellent resume templates. With anticipation I clicked on "public templates", then searched for "resume". I quickly scrolled to the bottom to see the number of matches... "1-20 of thousands".  So I was getting the idea that I was going to see some cool templates.

I was very premature. Before I had a chance to click on "next" to advance to the next page of templates I started to notice that the templates had personal information in them. As I continued to the bottom of the page and on to the second page there were more and more resumes of real people.

I cannot decide whether these are real or fake. Did these people save "as template" on purpose or accident? And depending on what their answer is, are they people I would hire. Clearly the first personal resume that was posted should be rewarded for individual creativity... but what about #2 and beyond?  Now they have just filled the system with loads of junk and all of this creativity is now seen as a "me too".

Hold that thought as I upload my resume as a template.

I'm back now.  Have a nice day and if you have a moment please review my resume.

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