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By Kevin Purdy | 04-23-2012 | 8:53 AM
Crafting Your Resume For The Era Of Inattention
Draft a resume from your existing LinkedIn profile.
Think of your resume as lingerie.
Get the job—and the company—keywords in there.
Avoid Microsoft Word (and Pages, and LibreOffice, and so on).
Leave room for lots of white space.
Put companies, positions, and dates on their own lines.
Absorb the lessons of the 6-second scan.
Visualize your work history.
Don't include a headshot. Do not do it.
Typefaces, weights, and other font choices
No matter how you look, even if your dress shirt was never crisper than the day of that photo, do not include a photo with any resume package. Men and women should be discouraging almost any hiring decision based on looks, other than acting or modeling gigs. But women, in particular, have a lot to lose, and it's the attractive ones in the most danger. As The Economist noted, Israeli researchers sent applications from made-up people to around 2,500 vacancies, with and without head shots. What happened? "...An attractive woman would need to send out 11 CVs on average before getting an interview; an equally qualified plain one just seven." Jealousy, stereotypes, assumptions--all things you don't want to place above your experience and neat summary section. Speaking of which...
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