How to write a bad resume
Having read a lot of resumes over the years, Jeffrey nails it in his post How to write a bad resume.
Most mortals can fit their background on one page. After about ten years of experience, you might merit a second page. Maybe. But think hard first. It might take 15 years before we need to hear it all.
I really don’t understand the 3+ page resume fascination.
Charles replied with typical style from a developer’s perspective:
I think what many people forget is that a rÃ©sumÃ© is an exercise in marketing. Youâ€™re trying to sell yourself to a prospective employer, but so often I get little more from a rÃ©sumÃ© than a dry list of technologies, and some useless self-assessments of the applicantâ€™s ability.
“XYZ Corporation – Developer – Jun 2001-July2004” Thanks – very useful. What did you do? Did you make coffee for the architect and senior developers? Did you develop the documentation and help files? Did you design a brilliant three tiered, event driven system that blew the previous sytem’s performance away by 100 fold? Tell me!