Hey y'all, I've just been through another round of resumes here in Vegas. Every time I do it I get so frustrated. I was really excited to see everyone here posting some help for resumes. You wouldn't believe the garbage that gets submitted. When you have to review up to 200 resumes for a position you would be surprised how we thin the pack down. So I thought I'd post this so you might get an idea to go over your resumes and see if they fall into any of the following categories- 1. While spelling is important (please use spell check) editing your resume is as well. Spell check can't catch word misuse and grammar issues. Read your resume! Have somebody else read it as well. 2. Make sure your cover letter is addressed to the same person/company you are sending it to. You would be surprised how many covers letters I get addressed to the last company a person applied to. 3. It is a good idea to have different resumes for different skill sets. Some of us have worked in different fields and that is great, but if you are applying for a moving light technician job, Tailor the resume to it. 4. I don't have time for a book...let alone a comic book. Be clear and concise. 2 pages is OK, but 3 to 6 is getting a little excessive. I don't really need to know what you did 10-15 years ago or all the plays you ever sat on the crew for. 5. If you haven't done much in the business, be honest about it. I would rather you tell me, than have you pad your resume and I find out it's all fabrication. 6. Attitude is just as important as aptitude. Please don't include why you really left your last job. "because they are all incompetent, and you are smarter than they are", "they wouldn't listen to my better ideas", and "I hated my boss" doesn't attract my attention, it makes me run away. 7. We all know the objective portion of a resume is silly, please don't use it to editorialize. Delete it if you think it's silly. It really doesn't make a difference in getting your name put on an interview list. 8. Pick a readable font. In this electronic age your resume gets scanned , emailed, faxed and sorted...that playful font just gets muddy. OK time to get off the soap box. These are only a few thoughts but i needed to get them off my chest. Thanks!