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GOD DAMN YOU, YOU STUPID TECHIES! LEARN HOW TO WRITE RESUMES! THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE PRETTY, BUT THEY DO HAVE TO BE GODDAMN CONSISTANT! TELL ME THE FUCKING CITY WHERE YOU WORKED! TELL ME THE DATES OF WHEN YOU WORKED THERE! IT'S NOT THAT BLOODY HARD!!!

AND THE NEXT PERSON WHO USES BULLET POINTS IN THEIR RESUME WILL GET SHOT!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
*blushes* I am a big bullet point user, but only because that's what the Career Services office at my college told me to use them.
--Tiff
Yes, the UofMN was all "use bullet points" or "bullet points are great!" and "why aren't you using bullet points?"

You should develop a form resume, and make people fill it out (a lot of companies seem to do that, rather than have you send one in).
Bullet points are okay sometimes just not all the time.

The purpose of a bullet point is to highlight a particular skill - it's to make something stand out and thus grab the reviewer's attention.

When a resume is made up of ONLY bullet points, this defeats the whole purpose and makes me tear out my hair.

At omni, we do have a standard format, and it's my job to put the old resume into the new format. In a way, I shouldn't be TOO angry because if people could make their resumes look nice and professional, I would be out of a job.

However, my job would be A LOT easier if people would simply put down the city and state where they had worked, or even the dates. These are important things ya know...
See, our career services office told us to use bullet points at the beginning of each new line that described what we did at each job. Stylistically, I just can't visualize any other way of doing it- each item is only maybe one or two lines, so I don't know how else to set off each line to avoid having the text all run together.

But I always, ALWAYS include the dates and locations.

--Tiff
Are some bullet points okay?

I'd actually be interested in what you think about my resume, but you know, it has bullet points.
I'd be happy to look at your resume, and as I said, some bullet points are okay, but if your whole resume is nothing BUT bullet points, then we'd have words ;)
bullet points???? I prefer bullet holes!
--AND THE NEXT PERSON WHO USES BULLET POINTS IN THEIR RESUME WILL GET SHOT!!! --

You can shoot them with their own bullet points! :-P
What we need is a global resume format based on XML (for instance: http://xmlresume.sourceforge.net/). This will allow not only for seamless downstream processing (e.g. uploading a resume to a company-wide database), but also publishing in a myriad of formats such as HTML, RTF, PDF, Postscript or whatever. Furthermore, anyone who has used MS Word should not be scared of directly editing XML:

<Resume>
    <Name>
        <First>Bjorn</Name>
        <Last>Nelson</Name>
    </Name>
    etc...
</Resume>