Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Jul 2002, 9:18 a.m.

So I'm not the only one dumbing down my résumé.…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

So I'm not the only one dumbing down my résumé. People hiring for secretarial positions don't want to hear about the technical writing internships. At least, as far as I can tell.