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04/14/10
Resumes. Essential and possible Heading Improvements
Filed under: Recent Posts, Public Relations docs, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 7:58 am

Resume reviewers pass by HEADINGS fairly
quickly with each document they peruse.
Nonetheless, with tight budgets, certain
things can be done to improve a person’s
first pass chances to get into “Look further”
into this candidate.

1.  If a person has a foreign-appearing name
and is either a US citizen or a permanent resident,
please consider indicating that directly under
your name in the PAGE 1 HEADING.  [You
do not want to be excluded for a non-existing
citizenship issue.]

2.  Consider listing your well designed web-
page and/or your detail-filled LinkedIn.com
profile in your heading.  This is better than
multiple addresses [home AND business],
multiple emails, and multiple phone numbers.

21st century resumes summarize the match
of background and experience of candidates
who use 21st tools– webpages, linkedin.com
profiles, and even blogs.  [I am not convinced
twitter is there yet.  However, in the “About”
section of a blog, twitter address seems
appropriate.]

3.  Listing your web-page in your heading
helps you for the second pass resume review.
Where the first pass centers on the “resume
red zone” detailing how you match the
company needs, the second pass provides
support.  Thus, it goes a long way to provide
links on your webpage to articles, accomplishments
and presentations.  These can be links to journals,
manuscripts (.pdf files) or cloud documents
(google docs, like I prefer to use these days.)

4.  Please consider carrying over your name
at the top of page 2 and other supporting
documents in your resume file.  Be sensitive to
the formatting.

5.  Don’t list P. O. Box as your address.

In previous entries we have talked about
suggestions with your name, if it is different
sounding than traditional American names. 
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