In your recommendation of Rites of Passage you said that Lucht recommends building resumes like you guys do. But when I read the book, Lucht tries to convince the reader to use the “Long Call” approach with their resumes consisting of multiple pages. He basis it on the idea that when your resume reaches a manager cold, if it is contained on only one page, you won’t be able to get the manager all the way from not knowing anything about you to calling you up. Instead with a long resume, if you do spark an interest in them they will read it all the way to the end and will have a better chance of them actually making the call. But if you don’t interest them they will toss your resume out regardless if it is one or many pages.
I definitely side with the Manager Tools approach of having as long of a resume as you need on file then refining it to one page for each specific hand off. It doesn’t seem like the longer resume that I described above still run parallel to what you recommend. Am I misinterpreting what Lucht is saying?
Thanks for your comments.