Tips on Resume Creation

If you want to make a positive impression with your resume or cv I advise against starting the document with a quote from a Nazi party member and SS Officer. I know that the US is thought to be politically to the right of Europe, but I am pretty sure that associating yourself with an is not the best way to get a job. Bearing that in mind I was shocked to see a resume today with a quote from SS-Sturmbannführer Wernher von Braun

The reason for this politically insensitive act is that the man in question is looked upon in a better light here in the US than in the UK. Back in the UK Werner von Braun is remembered as the man who was responsible for using slave labour to construct rockets that were used to kill British civilians. Here in the US he is seen as a key player in the success of the NASA Space Program.

In 1960 he appeared in a television documentary called “I aim at the Stars”. It has been suggested that the subtitle of this piece should have been “But sometimes I hit London”

Then to illustrate that is not just being British that makes me wary of this man here is the Tom Lehrer song

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