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  1. Jamie Johansen
    November 12, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    Great advice! You can’t create a resume in a day. There are so many small details that add up to creating an easy-reading and informative resume. I had not thought about the font advice. In my mind simple font is best. You want your resume to stand out for the information given not because you used the Braggadocio font. One of my grad teachers just should us a business card that had been turned into a resume. Cool and unique!

  2. Deirdre Breakenridge
    November 13, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    Hi Jamie, thanks for stopping by to comment. I agree, simple is always best so your achievements stand out (rather than some fancy font). Interesting idea about the business card. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. Jamie Garantziotis
    November 20, 2011 @ 1:12 am

    Thanks for the advice Deirdre, I particularly enjoyed this post given the difference in resume formats/protocol between Australia and the US. I especially like the message of keeping it simple – less is more! I like the idea above of a business card that unfolds into a resume – very cool and handy to have with you. Do you know any great online sites that house digital resumes to point people to? I have an about.me and LinkedIn page … but I’ve heard that online resumes can add an extra element also – would you agree?

    Best, Jamie

  4. Deirdre Breakenridge
    November 20, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Hi Jamie, thanks and I’m happy that you found the information in the post useful. A lot of students are using about.me and I’ve also even seen young professionals use Tumblr as a way to capture their creative accomplishments to get prospective employers interested. I do think the online resume is more interactive and allows you to link to information and show creativity that you just can’t find on a the paper resume of the past. Have a great week!

  5. Jamie Garantziotis
    November 21, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Thank you Deirdre – I hadn’t really considered tumblr as an alternative platform to showcase these accomplishments. I will definitely start to explore these online CV options in greater depth.

    Best, Jamie

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