Re: Limited Experience on Resumes

Subject: Re: Limited Experience on Resumes
From: Steve Fouts <sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 13:53:07 CST

Mike Christie writes:
|} How do you handle limited experience on a resume?
[cases deleted]
|} How do I (or do I) list these things on my resume?

My own personal strategy on this sort of thing is to either leave
them off the resume entirely, or put them at the very bottom of
my ``tools'' list. If there is a specific mention of it in the
job posting, I will mention my experience in the cover letter.

Granted, this may get discarded long before anyone with any decision
making power ever sees it, but I ended up on a couple of interviews
where the only reason I was called was because I listed Adobe
Illustrator and Aldus Freehand so they thought I was an illustrator.
I can do some reasonably passable illustrations in those packages,
but I'm no illustrator. Wastes my time, wastes their time, why

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