Re: Lengthy Resumes

Subject: Re: Lengthy Resumes
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 14:05:37 -0700

Along with many useful things Roy Anderson wrote:

Don't include specific years on a skills-based resume or you'll
date yourself. As I have learned to my chagrin, there is substantial
discrimination in today's markets.

Never provide extraneous personal details which might cause you to
excluded from consideration because of a hiring person's prejudices.
Never disclose any information which may provide clues about your

I tried leaving my degree date(s) off the resume, then someone pointed out
that the only people who do that are people who are trying to disguise their
age. So in fact, it sort of backfired. I put the dates back. I can't tell if
it matters or not. I do keep working.

Maggie Secara

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roy Anderson [SMTP:royanderson -at- MINDSPRING -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 1:01 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Lengthy Resumes
> Stephen McDermott wrote:
> >
> > I've gotten to the point in my career as a contract technical writer
> that I
> > cannot list all of my experience on a two page resume. I have had a lot
> of
> > short term contracts where the experience and exposure I gained are too
> > valuable to leave out.
> >
> > But my early years as a technical writer are important to document also,
> > showing increased responsibility for content, style, and distribution.
> >
> > ? - How do the veteran contractors condense their resume without
> shutting
> > themselves out of a position because that key piece of experience was
> > removed from their resume (besides tailoring each resume to a job)?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > =================================
> > Stephen W. McDermott
> > REMAC Technical Writer
> > The Regence Group
> > Phone: 253-594-7149
> > Email: smcdermo -at- regence -dot- com
> >

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