Re: resume eval criteria

Subject: Re: resume eval criteria
From: Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 1994 11:52:17 EDT

In-Reply-To: CNSEQ1:TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu's message of 06-10-94 13:58

Re: format and style in a resume...

After I had been a technical writer for a few years, I was laid off and needed
to update my resume for the first time as (I now thought of myself) a real,
honest-to-goodness PROFESSIONAL technical writer .

At first, I just used the same old techniques (first try functional, then
try chronological; put education first, no, move it back to the end...)

Then I realized that, unlike other professions, my resume was an actual
vehicle for presenting skills....I reformatted based on a manual style I had
developed (but was not able to implement due to the layoff), and it was
considered very effective and impressive by all who encountered it.

I also tailored the resume to every job, which DOES NOT mean I tampered with
truth, but merely, and wisely, tailored the information to the audience.

***Like others who have hired, I always toss the ones with typos, for the
same reasons stated.***

Take care, and may your dog go with you,


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