Re: Limited Experience on Resumes

Subject: Re: Limited Experience on Resumes
From: Caryn Rizell <caryn -at- HPPTC95 -dot- ROSE -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 12:30:11 PST

Use a functional resume instead of a chronological resume.

Even though I have 5+ years experience as a tech writer, I
still use the functional resume because it lets me show
my functional accomplishments rather than my job experience.

If you do this, you can include experience not related
to a paying job

If you just want to show that you know a lot of tools, list
them in a tools section of your resume. when I write about
my accomplishments I do not say what I did it on. I leave
that for the interview and for the appropriate section on
the resume.

Does that help?

Caryn Rizell
caryn -at- hpptc95 -dot- rose -dot- hp -dot- com

> How do you handle limited experience on a resume?

> Case 1. I'm a died-in-the wool DOS-Windows-OS/2er, but about 4 years ago
> I worked for a year doing a monthly newsletter for my church. This was
> done on a Mac, and I got some solid Mac experience, but it was limited
> and did not involve tech pubs.

> Case 2. Part of my company's product is on a mainframe. I have a 3270
> emulation window on my workstation. I can muck around TSO to find the
> dataset I need, log on to a CICS region, use RECEIVE downlad a text
> file to my workstation (if I concentrate), use Memo etc., but I'm
> no MVS whiz.

> How do I (or do I) list these things on my resume?

> Mike Christie
> Technical Writer
> Syntelligence Systems, Inc.
> mikec -at- syntel -dot- com

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