Re: resume length (was 'splain me something)

Subject: Re: resume length (was 'splain me something)
From: Ron Sering CDS <ronser -at- MANX -dot- CDS -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 08:18:53 MST

If you have a lot of qualifications, then you have to tell prospective employers what they are. A one page resume covering a ten-year-plus career does not do justice to said career. BUT effective marketing involves making your point quickly and that's the stong point about a one-page resume. Also, with the kind of volume of response to a position opening that most HR people receive, you need to make your resume easy to scan.

How to rectify these conflicting priorities? Present an easily-read summary of what you have to offer on the first page of the resume, followed by more detailed information. This communicates the kind detail of senior-level experience along with the making your point quickly.

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