Re: length of service--how often to change jobs

Subject: Re: length of service--how often to change jobs
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <susanwg -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 10:29:08 -0700

I said:
If you're uncomfortable with the number of positions
that show on your resume, switch to a functional rather
than chronological format...

And Maggie answered:

Every time I've tried a functional resume, the hiring managers look at it funny, like it was a foreign language, and ask me how long I spent where...

Granted, a functional resume isn't mainstream and won't be
acceptable to <stereotype>prissy little HR ladies at big
stuffy corporations</stereotype>, so if wearing a blue
suit suits you, don't represent yourself as "outside the
box". But I always used it to filter employers, so I told
those that called for a chrono that I just didn't have one.

Bottom line is that your resume is your advertising piece
and you have to be comfortable about the way it represents

susanwg -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com


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