RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

Subject: RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:12:32 +0000

As someone who hires tech writers, software testers, and software support personnel, I have no time for games or "cutesy" resumes. Send me a well-organized resume that effectively highlights your skills and experience, and accomplish it without typos. THAT would get my attention.

2 cents,

Dana W.

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Dana Worley
Product Manager, Software Products
Campbell Scientific, Inc.

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I have heard from more than one person (including the CEO of a technical writing agency, which I link to in the article) that they expect potential candidates to stand out. Supplementing a resume with something like video, or even Star Wars crawl is one way to do so, and an almost guaranteed way to land an interview and then a job.


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