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(This is one of the better articles I’ve seen devoted to this topic. Here is an excerpt:)
The Ideal Technical Communications Resume
Wondering how to improve your chances of getting that ideal next (or first) job as a technical communicator? This article explains some of our views on one of the most important elements of your job search.
Resumes. Few enjoy writing them, and fewer like being quizzed about their contents. But with busy hiring managers making quick decisions with very few facts and little room for error, a resume is often the only chance candidates get to demonstrate their potential.
Your resume is your most important portfolio piece because it’s the first writing sample any hiring manager will see. We’ve compiled the following suggestions to help you get noticed by Bay Area high-tech company hiring managers. They work, and you will too once you implement them.
- The Role of a Resume
- Contact Info
- Objective statement
- Summary statement
- Professional Experience
- Chronological or Functional?
- Organization & Design
- Cover Letter
- If You’re Not Local
- Proofing & Formatting Errors
- File Format