RE: Average Length of TW Resume

Subject: RE: Average Length of TW Resume
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 15:12:54 -0500


> >Is a three page resume too long <snip> for a technical
> >writer with about five years of experience?
Yes, three pages is too long. Have you considered writing a shorter resume
that describes experience, education, and tabulates tool use (hmmm, there's
the subject of an interesting, on-going thread), and pushing off the jobs
you have held onto a different sheet than your resume, such as a "List of
Previous Employment" sheet. At the bottom of your resume note that
references and a list of previous employers available upon request.

After you push off the need you feel to list every job, you can get down to
the business of condensing your actual experience into, at most, a two-page

Best regards and happy hunting,

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

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