Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Short and sweet

When it comes to writing a resume, cover letter or application you always need to keep it simple. The fewer the words, the better off you are. This is always the case no matter what the job market is like. Employers don't have a lot of time to go through resumes which is why simple is best always. Long resumes do not have a tendency to get read because of this unless it's a management resume. The higher up into the organization the longer the resume needs to be.

There is also a second factor at play and that is the effect television has had on society. Most of the shows on TV are chopped up into little scenes which has affected many things. Reading resumes is among the things that have been affected. Numerous studies have shown that watching TV shortens attention spans. I'll admit that texting has also had an effect on attention spans to and has probably affected the amount of time that someone will spend reading. With all of these factors keeping it simple is always best with applications at all times.

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