Saturday, November 17, 2007

Resume Advice

Some resume advice from Steve Yegge.  I don't agree with all of it but it's good stuff to consider when writing your technical resume.


  1. I agree with most of it except the bit about removing accented characters from your name - a person's name is their name, and should not be mutilated to fit the technical inadequacies of Anglo-centric recruiters (or anyone else).
    I'm just fussy about that sort of thing.

  2. > a person's name is their name
    Agreed... but I notice that it has now become common usage to spell the word "résumé" (REH-zuh-may) like the word "resume", (ree-ZOOHM) so there is a germ of truth here.  Many is the actor who has changed their name to make it easier to pronounce.  But this is an issue that must be fixed if us resume-reviewers are to be taken seriously on the world scene.
    I found this snippet delicious:
    "Attend to your basic hygeine: spell-check..."
    ("hygiene" is misspelled.  Of course the blog post isn't a resume.)