Mark Mzyk | January 17, 2009
It’s been almost two years since I last updated my resume. That’s too long. The recommendation is that one should update their resume every six months, at least. Since I haven’t kept my resume up-to-date, and given the current economic climate, now seems like a good time to get writing.
I’m going to post my old resume and then work through it section by section until it’s pristine once again. The entire intent of a resume is to be a public document and writing a series of posts on updating it is the most public I know how to make it.
Before I get to updating it however, here are a set of links to various tips on writing a resume (or reworking it, as the case maybe). The first part are tips from Rands and the second part are tips from Joel. I respect both of them and I will be incorporating what they say into the new version of my resume. The final link is some general resume writing tips I stumbled upon. Some of the links are not directly about writing a resume, but they are all about searching for a job, and to that end they influence the resume you write.
If you have any suggestions about writing a resume, put them in the comments. I might use them while updating my own.
A Glimpse and a Hook: An overview of what Rands sees when he reads a resume.
A Brief Glimpse: An examination of the resume’s objective section.
The Sanity Check: Your resume has been read and you’ve landed a phone screen. What do you do now?
The Business: How much are you really worth to your company? You should know.
Sorting Resumes: What Joel looks for in a resume.
Getting Your Resume Read: Mistakes to avoid on your resume.
Another Resume Tip: Tailor your resume to the job, because every job is different.
Write a Resume That Will Land You a Programming Job: General resume tips.
Filed in: General.