Some of the major points from the podcast are summarized below.
- One page long. PERIOD PERIOD PERIOD. The second page won't get read.
- White space is overrated.
- Do not pay anyone to help you, not even us. What they will charge you for is their document preparation time, which you don't need if you can type and follow instructions.
- Use a plain, 10 point font. Times New Roman is good, most common serif fonts are probably okay.
- Name, address, phone and non-work email centered and bold at the top.
- The rest of the resume is dedicated to your job history, presented in reverse chronological order.
- Each job has Dates, title, company, and location for admin.
- Then, 2-3-4 sentences of prose responsibilities. These are the things that anyone doing this job would be required to do. "Responsible for the budgeting and coordination of a $3 Million quality improvement program." "Responsible for motivating 15 call center representatives to achieve quality, quantity, and sales goals." We want to know what job you have.
- Then, bullets listing your accomplishments. ONLY accomplishments as bullets. We want to know how well you did in the job. And we want it to be easy.
- At the bottom, your education.
- That's it.