Layer-Cake Design Is Loathsome
Space-Guzzling Addresses Out!
90% Of Resumes Are Structurally Unsound
An outsider asks the student of a guru why he studies with his teacher. The student replies. "I came here to see how he ties his shoes."
But not the way he writes his resume.
Because when it comes to resumes, even smart guys
have not experienced enlightenment.
In fact, according to the Canadian Resume Society 90% of all
smart people don't know how to write their addresses properly.
Here's what they mean.
Do you remember the definition of a resume?
A small space in which you have to write your life story.
Small space, long story. No room for space-guzzlers, obviously.
So, why use the layer-cake address (LCA) structure?
I mean, why this:
10 Castlview Court, Suite 1704,
Toronto, Ontario, M5P 2G8
Home: 416 XXX XXXX
Work: 416 XXX XXXX
When you could have this:
10 Castlview Court, Suite 1704, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 2G8
Home: 416 xxx xxxx; Work: 416 xxx xxxx; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditate on that and I'm sure you'll see that with just a little common sense even you can find your resume on two well-designed pages. Or, maybe even one.