Re: Resume styles

Subject: Re: Resume styles
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:39:50 -0800

My thoughts exactly. The primary goal is to make the resume highly
scannable, both by humans and software.

Some application software strips all the formatting out so keeping it
as simple as possible is best.

"I found .. the formatting more difficult to follow than other resumes
I have reviewed" is not something I would want to hear, but without
seeing it it's hard to guess whether there's anything to that or it's
just an outlier opinion.

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Because resumes are written for a different audience than web pages. Often
> resumes are parsed by machine to extract keywords. Resumes have to be easy
> to scan, because people often spend very little time on them before making
> a decision about the candidate.
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References:
Resume styles: From: Chris Morton
Re: Resume styles: From: Bridget Gordan
Re: Resume styles: From: Julie Stickler

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