Re: Resume Design Principles

Subject: Re: Resume Design Principles
From: Karla McMaster <mcmaster%pcmail -dot- cti-pet -dot- com -at- CTI-PET -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 1995 08:07:54 EST

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About resumes...I use a functional resume...particularly because I have had a
number of positions, and this de-emphasizes that fact, but also because I like
the way it emphasizes my character. Right up front, I name the four
characteristics I think best define me on the job, and then I elaborate each of
those with specifics from positions I've held. But this approach isn't for
everyone. I'm a firm believer in what Mike Uhl states...the resume should
reflect your personality; you should be comfortable with what it says about you
and the way it says it. You can try to tailor resumes to what you think someone
will want to see, but you'll probably end up talking to people you don't really
want to work for...

As far as Mike's proposal for the title, instead of career objective, I'm not
sure I agree with that. I think, as we've discussed on this list, it's tough to
narrow our positions down to a title. And some companies have a different idea
of what a "Technical Writer" is than other companies. But I'm interested to
hear what other people have to say about this.

Karla McMaster, technical witer
CTI PET Systems, Inc., Knoxville, TN
mcmaster -at- cti-pet -dot- com

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