Thursday, January 11, 2007

No Paragraphs on Your Resume

One of the biggest obstacles to getting a resume read is dense paragraphs. So many people make the mistake of writing long paragraphs, undoubtedly filled with juicy tidbits. The problem is, nobody wants to read a long paragraph, especially when they’re in a hurry.

So do the reader a favor by using bullet points to break your info into bite-sized pieces. A bullet statement effectively says, “Here’s an independent thought that’s quick and easy to read.”

Although 52 Resume Writing Tips by Andrew Flusche is written specifically for folks in the legal field, Andrew’s advice is right on for most job seekers.

Job Lounger, do you have a question? Email it to me and I’ll post your question and my answer here in The Job Lounge.

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3 comments:

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Andrew Flusche said...

Thanks a ton for the link! I'm glad you liked my list of tips. Keep up the awesome work here.

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