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Resume 📃

A brief account of my education, qualifications, and previous experiences.

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The contexts and audience for my resume are whenever somebody asks to see it and whoever asks to view it. Because my real resume is the work I put out — which is what all of my past and present employers have come to me from, asking me to do work for them instead of me asking.

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To earn an A, your resume must make a strong and unique impact in terms of design and content and make you "stand out" to your audience.”

What stands out to you is not what stands out for everyone. For example, when looking at Laurin’s resume, the Futura-like font and differing font sizes stood out to me — and likely didn’t stand out to you. Of all the resumes listed, hers is the only one I remember due to writing about those factors.

employers expect your resume to be one-page (using an 11 or 12 pt. font and approximately one-inch margins)”

I’ve never had any employer express these expectations, and none of your given examples follow all these said expectations.

I agree with “There is no one way to design/format a resume,” so how can you follow that with “Also, try a different formatting - to use space effectively.” By that, you mean “filling the page” — something I explicitly don’t want to do.

One reason is readability. Optimal line length is considered to be 50-60 characters per line — my resume clocks in around 65.

The other reason is space. White space should not be considered merely "blank" space. Japanese holds a specific term for this called “Ma,” which extends well past design and is apparent throughout the culture. 

This is not to say my utilization of space is effective, but that the idea “fill the space” is not. Each aspect shown is a carefully thought-out decision on my part about how I want to show up in the world through this piece of paper. And it is not the fill-the-space, shout-your-name manner.

If you would like to talk about the reasons behind decisions instead of directives such as ”fill the space,” I would be glad to.