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

Subject: Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: Brathwaitec <brathwaitec -at- cacctus -dot- net>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:30:54 -0400

I used to have a long 7 or 8 page resume. The company that I worked for encouraged them because it helped them with putting together proposals. They'd cut out what wasn't needed. Old information sometimes helped bolster claims of expertise.

When I started looking for work I had a very difficult time. I had no idea that the length of my resume was a problem until I showed a friend who was horrified.

I have lots of different types of experiences and try to consolidate as much as I can without diluting the resume. That is hard.

I'm not in the market now, but like to keep my resume pretty up to date every few months. Its a habit that most contractors develop I would imagine. Reading the responses to this thread, particularly from those who review resumes have been quite enlightening and should prove useful during my next update.

Chantel

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On Sep 5, 2012, at 1:20 PM, Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM, Lynne Wright
> <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com> wrote:
>> In terms of standards re: page maximums, the importance of brevity, etc., check any on-line resource on how to prepare a professional resume and you'll see 1-2 max. IS the standard.
>
> Here are the first five results returned by my Google search for resume length:
> http://www.winning-resumes.com/length.htm
> http://www.quintcareers.com/resume_length.html
> http://career-advice.monster.ca/resumes-cover-letters/resume-writing-tips/how-to-decide-on-resume-length-canada/article.aspx
> http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resumetips/qt/resume-length-tips.htm
> http://www.resumesolutions.ca/myths_and_facts_on_resume_length.htm
>
> Is this what you mean by "any on-line resource"?
>
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References:
OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dana Worley
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Yehoshua
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lauren
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Will Husa Documentation Solutions
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lauren
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Green, Duane
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović
RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Lynne Wright
Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Milan Davidović

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