September 6, 2015

"How To Guarantee Your Resume Shows Up Correctly On Mobile (Because It Probably Doesn't)."

Just something really practical for you.

10 comments:

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

It can be easy to forget, sometimes, that not everything that is painfully obvious to me is also painfully obvious to everyone else.

tim maguire said...

I want to see evidence that hiring managers are reviewing job candidates on their phones, because I bet they aren't. If you follow this advice, you better hope the hiring manager is reviewing your resume on a phone, because you'll look like an idiot if they see it on a regular screen.

MadisonMan said...

Those suggestions include the word 'impactful'

That invalidates everything they suggest.

Phil 314 said...

agree with Tim

etienne said...

When using a French borrowed word, you should keep the accent aigu on at least one of the fucking "é". i.e., resumé

If you really feel un goût de fromage, go with résumé.

But, no, I don't have one anymore. When I go to the farmers market, they can buy my vegetables, or keep moving. I ain't got no signs, I ain't got no tale to tell.

etienne said...

When I was working in IT for a Bond Market company, the VP of Software gave two of us a huge stack of résumé's, and told us to pick out the five best candidates for a job opening in operations.

We noticed that the higher quality paper used, was usually associated with a complete word-packed wierd-o.

We had some that were printed on really junk paper, and the ink smeared. We actually liked these the best, because the person appeared to have no time for this bullshit, and just put down what he would like to do, and what his experience was.

After we picked out five, we gave them to the VP. He asked us, which one do you guys think was the best, and we both said the same guy.

The VP said to call him, and book a date, and that he was good for a couple of days the next week.

Bam! Done deal. The guy worked out great. He had the certs we needed, and didn't need a Bib when we went out to lunch.

Ann Althouse said...

"Bam! Done deal. The guy worked out great. He had the certs we needed, and didn't need a Bib when we went out to lunch."

You had certs for lunch? Of course no bib was needed.

Nichevo said...

Why, Althouse? The use of 'certs' for 'certifications' is new to you? Really?

etienne said...

Oh yea, we "needed" those certs too. There was a bar between the office and the restaurant... ba-dum ching!

Joe said...

I've read plenty of resumes through my career. This article bordered on the absurd. What cracked me up about item two was that they took a very straightforward sentence and not only made it longer, but made it sound like complete bullshit. And if I see someone write "3 months" on their resume, they better damn well have a nice list of qualifications.