RE: Non Tech Writing Experience on Resume?

Subject: RE: Non Tech Writing Experience on Resume?
From: JB Foster <jb -dot- foster -at- shaw -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 19:28:08 -0700


I want to expand on my previous post, since I don't want to give the
impression that being misleading is an acceptable practice with a resume.
It's not!

What I was suggesting, Esther, is that if you're using a chronological style
of resume, then you may want to revise the employment dates from 'mm/yy'
over to 'yyyy.' If an employer wants further information, then you can
provide it in the interview This is provided that the previous employment
(being a chef) was irrelevant to what you're applying for; considering most
employers don't expect every job you've had, to be listed on a resume. Of
course you'll have to be up-front if asked more details; and the interview
is the time to give that additional information.

Bruce

I previously wrote:

<snip>
> By changing to only the years of employment (i.e
> 1996-2000), I have found that the chronological style is still effective
for
> me. So far, employers have never noticed or cared about it. Therefore, I'd
> presume that it would be still safe for you to use the chronological style
<snip>


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