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Subject:Re: Resumes - writing your own From:"Dennis Hays/The Burden Lake Group, Ltd." <dlhays -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 28 Dec 1995 14:28:41 -0800
At 11:11 AM 12/28/1995 -0500, Jon Posada wrote:
>You guessed it. 48 hours later, I'm getting 2-3 callbacks per day, and 3 days
>later, I'm on the short list for a writing job doing EXACTLY what I wanted
>(proposal writing) for a MAJOR player in it's field, at a rate of $36 per hour.
>(BTW...yes, I got the job and I was the most costly person they interviewed.)
>Hell....4 months later, I'm still getting calls.
>To make a long story short...give the steak on the resume and leave the sizzle
>for the interview.
I was an international technical recruiter and Director of Staffing for a
number of years, based here in the states and in London, England. After
viewing thousands of resumes (if not hundreds of thousands), remember the
Nobody reads resumes for enjoyment. Recruiters and managers read them for
specific reasons and the following criteria is important:
Resumes get interviews, you get the job
List either chron or functional statistics: job, scope of project,
Be specific about your involvement (read this again)
Hobbies are not important unless they have bearing on the specific job
Education is marginally important: List dates, colleges, and degrees
Bullet important items
Be brief and then cut 50%
The most important advice on preparing your resume: Write with fire, cut
Use white bond paper (no colors) and make certain your name and telephone
number is prominent. I can remember candidates I didn't call back because
they failed to put down contact information or it was out of date.
======> Dennis Hays
======> The Burden Lake Group, Ltd.
======> Voice: 518/477-6388
======> Fax: 518/477-5006
======> E-Mail: dlhays -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com