One-page resumes

Subject: One-page resumes
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 12:21:34 -0600

It occurs to me that the one-page vs. two page issue may
have a simple resolution. If I might steal from a recent
series of beer commercials: "Hey! Let's do both!" In your
cover letter, note that you've included the short form for
those who just want the highlights, plus the long form in
case you make it past the first cut. Those who don't want
the details can simply examine the short version and
discard the long one; those who do want details can do the
reverse. This should make everyone happy.

There's also the "cv" version of a resume, which is
effectively the table of contents to your autobiography...
everything goes here, including the titles of every article
you've ever written. These are mostly used in academe,
where it's important to know your research track record. I
imagine you'd only provide this "on request" to most
personnel departments, but they make interesting starting
points for creating the smaller resumes.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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