Re: TW Resumes: What to look 4?

Subject: Re: TW Resumes: What to look 4?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- AXIONET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 10:58:08 -0500

Tom Obenchain wrote:

>Pet Peeve #2: Writers who feel that they need to provide a >paragraph about every document they have ever worked on. >Typically these resumes run at least 3 pages. What ever >happened to the one-page rule?

Unless you're the president of a Fortune 500 company, a one page resume
is unlikely to convince anyone to hired you. It's not a bad idea to give
a one page synopsis, however, if your resume is long.

But the proper length for a resume is very idiosyncratic. When I've used
a short version, I've been told that I should have more detail; when
I've used a long one, I've been told to cut it. I've taken to carrying
two resumes, and asking which the interviewer prefers. Otherwise, it's a
no-win situation.

Bruce Byfield (bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com)
Technical Writer
Burnaby, BC, Canada
(604) 421-7189

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