Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Short And Sweet
Don't you hate reading advertisements that have so much useless information in them that you wish the advertiser would just GET TO THE POINT? I do. Maybe it's the way my brain is wired but I can't stand a crowded, cluttered ad. Half the time they just end up in my wastebasket. Not a good thing for the advertiser. Unfortunately, it's the same with a resume. The person reading the resume isn't going to interview you because one of your interests is cooking (unless you're applying for a position on The Food Channel) or cycling (unless you're competing in The Tour de France). We have just so much space on a page to showcase ourselves so it's best to use it wisely. I once read a resume that was literally four pages long!! I knew more about the guy than his family did. TOO MUCH INFORMATION!!!!
TIP FOR THE DAY: Don't write a novel. This is not Gone With The Wind but a snapshot of your background (professional, not personal). Try and keep it to a one pager. If you can't, that's ok but don't include extraneous information. Your resume is your advertisement.
I better quit while I'm ahead or I might end up in your wastebasket.
"Good Night, And Good Luck"