Re: WP vs Word

Subject: Re: WP vs Word
From: Marc Santacroce <santa -at- MAILHUB -dot- TFS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 10:20:46 -0700

My rule of thumb is 1 page for every 10 years experience. You might add a
<Keyword> section for, those wienies using scanning software, and list
every OS/platform/program youUve used or gone to school on. I prefer a
line that says: ...maintains currency in most popular
(Mac/IBM..) wordprocessing,graphics,...whatever software.

On Mon, 17 Oct 1994, Gwen Gall wrote:

> In-Reply-To: CNSEQ1:TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu's message of 10-17-94 12:10

> >FWIW: My solution, after counsel from some headhunters, was to add an
> >addendum page to my resume listing EVERY operating system, hardware
> >platform, and software package (WP, DTP, communications, graphics, etc.) I
> >had reasonable working familiarity with. Such a list is a service to you
> >and to a prospective employer--because the busy HR staff member who is
> >checking the resumes in the mail for the phrases "PageMaker", "Windows
> >3.1", and "Corel Draw" is all too happy not to call you if he or she
> >doesn't see it in your letter.

> I have this as a separate section of the resume: First Experience, then
> Education, then Software and Operating Systems (or something like that--I
> don't have my resume right here). It seems to work.

> On a related note: what's the current trend on resume length? Last I heard,
> length was not in the doghouse anymore (mine is three pages) but my boss was
> going through his resume file and commented that mine seemed "kinda long".
> He's been hiring programmers, so I guess they are short...

> Take care, and may your dog go with you,

> Gwen (ggall -at- ca -dot- oracle -dot- com)

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