Re: Average Length of TW Resume

Subject: Re: Average Length of TW Resume
From: "Dave Whelan" <dave -dot- whelan -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 17:28:09 -0600

> Is a three page resume too long under today's standards for a technical
> writer with about five years of experience?

My resume has 4 pages and it has 1 page, depending if you are interested in
me or not. All of my last 8 years as a contracting TW are on the first page:
if recruiters don't see what they want there they won't look any further.
The other three pages cover my experience before becoming a professional
writer because recruiters who are interested in me consider it important
background for the types of jobs I want.


David P. Whelan
Whelan Technical Services
(204) 334-1339
dave -dot- whelan -at- home -dot- com
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Subject: Average Length of TW Resume

> It seems that several listers are contractors or have years of experience
> in the technical writing field. Because of my contracting history, I have
> a long resume. It is almost a full three pages. I do not want to remove
> anything on it because I feel that it contains pertinent information
> regarding application/software, documentation, and creative knowledge.
> Paula
> pbw3172 -at- yahoo -dot- com
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