Re: The 1-page Resume

Subject: Re: The 1-page Resume
From: Daniel Wise <dewise -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 00:54:50 -0600


How do you summarize 30-40 years of experience in six different industries,
doing a wide variety of different kinds of publications, using different
production equipment/methods, and including supervisory and managerial
experience, in one page and also have room for academics, honors, awards,
achievements, and publications, let alone statement of a goal? Bulleted
lists take up too much space.

I sometimes think the resume gurus believe everyone has one degree, 5 years
experience, and has changed employers only once. Then you have half a page
to list the 76 pieces of software you have mastered.

I have heard horror stories concerning multi-page resumes and I have
received some that were up to 10 pages long <gasp> from academics. But I
have also found that 2-3 pages, if done well, putting the important stuff on
page 1, will get read. The trick is to put a great "grabber" at the
beginning to pull the reader into the rest of the material. And I don't
mean the grabber should be cutesy or dramatic, just an appropriate lead-in
to the job being applied for.

Dan Wise
dewise -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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