I’m not much of a resume fan these days.
A while back I wrote that the resume is actually becoming extinct, and to pay someone to tweak yours is money probably better spent on a multimedia site devoted to you and your digital brand.
Resumes are still de rigueur at some companies, yes. In other instances, they are formalities for your file after you’ve accepted the gig. You should have one for those companies and occasions, and while you’re putting it together, take a look at this post from Lifehacker and take note of the seven things on a resume that could actually cost you the opportunity.
John Scott is the National Online Learning Coordinator and a media history instructor at the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. He also counsels clients and groups on the art of reinvention. His debut book Broken Glass and Barbed Wire will be released soon. Follow John on Twitter @johnscottsf.