What to put on Resume?
bryan.sant at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 11:10:42 MDT 2007
On 8/17/07, Nicholas Leippe <nick at leippe.com> wrote:
> I highly recommend purchasing a copy of the book "What color is your
> parachute". It begins with a very good discussion of the futility of
> resumes, but does also continue that because they are still used, and you
> must, each resume should be tailored specifically for each opening to which
> you are applying.
Bingo. I totally agree with this approach. I always try to do a
little research into the company I'm applying at. If possible, I like
to read the online job description to better learn what I should
emphasize in the resume I craft for that potential employer.
Say I wanted to apply to work for Google in NY. Here is the job description:
I would go heavy on showcasing the Java, JSP/Servlet, Linux/Unix,
experience I have. I wouldn't list my Java desktop experience -- they
don't care. I wouldn't list my VB, MFC, Windows experience -- again,
they don't care. The job description is short, so I will keep my
Now, say I wanted to work for Trice Systems, LLC in NJ. Here is that
I would go heavy on showcasing the Java, Swing, desktop, Windows, Mac,
PHP, networking experience. No JSP or app server stuff -- these guys
don't care. I may list my VB, MFC, Windows client development
experience -- it may be interesting to them.
Anyway. This is how I go about resume crafting. I hope someone finds
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