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09/14/07
Resume Subtleties
Filed under: Public Relations docs
Posted by: site admin @ 7:36 pm

Some tips I picked up on creating our PR
documents might come in handy for us.

-  Avoid courier font (huh!  I have recommended
this font based on input from a recruiter five
years ago.  But I learned something.  Courier
is a mono-spaced font, meaning “m” and “i”
are given the same spacing.  It was common
in the 60’s and 70’s with IBM selectrics, but
not with computers. Simple, non-serif fonts
seem fine choices.)

-  Look to use smaller sized bullets.  The ones
that are smaller than small letter sizes.  Word
is good at helping to get these.

-  Choose to capitalize correctly.  I know I tend
to capitalize too many words.  Some People
Object to Too Many Capitals….

-  Know the differences between spelling English
used in the US and UK.  We all know:
 centre                                    center (US)
but did you know:
 acknowledgement                acknowledgment
 judgement                              judgment
 towards                                  toward (US)

2 Responses to “Resume Subtleties”

  1. site admin Says:

    While reviewing highly qualified experienced
    peoples’ resumes, several tendencies appear.
    These might be helpful to point out, since they
    provide ‘concept notions’ that describe common
    occurrences.

    TMI= too much information: This appears in the
    objective, the experience section and in the education
    section.

    KEYWORDS: In a different context than a
    p
    ublication keywords listing, this section could also
    be expressed as transferable skills. It is a place where
    strengths such as software strengths, hardware
    familiarity, chemical or material processing equipment
    that can not easily be included in the experience section
    but demonstrates breadth and depth of skills related to
    the open position.

    SPECIFICS: There is value to resume reader to have
    specific target molecules, classes of reactions, and
    types of reactions and processing equipment. Providing
    specific names will be clearer for the resume reviewer.

  2. site admin Says:

    Experienced people have a need in their
    resumes to point out how they have
    transformed their initial job to form their
    successful career.

    This succeessful career will be continued with the
    position for which they are applying.

    Three challenges face the resume writer.   They are:

     their commitment to evolving as a professional

     resume writer needs to point out continual growth
       contributing to the company
       contributing to the field
        involved with continuous, evolving growth being
    likened as a professional with a standing in the field
    and a marketability in the workplace.

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