The 30-Minute Resume

You've just met someone who, after chatting with you for a while, says, "I may have a job for you. Send me your resume by COB today." You say to yourself, "What resume?" You haven't created one for years. Or maybe never. If that's your situation, grab your computer and let's get this done. Fast. Here are the sections you'll create for this resume, which, in most cases, will be only one page long.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email address as a hypertext

Experience

Education

Honors/Activities

  • Academic honors?
  • Sports honors?
  • Sports teams?
  • Boards served on?
  • Awards?

You're finished. Send it off with a brief cover letter.