A Word to the Wise on Resumes & Cover Letters

by Jay Duckworth

We get so many resumes here at the Public Theater it’s sometimes hard to go through all of them. So, there are some things I look for and some things that are just standard practices. With a lot of you graduating out there or applying for internships or maybe just old codgers like me looking to revisit and update your resume so you can remember where you worked and how cool it was, here are some good rules and tips from us, (myself and Sara Swanberg, the prop shop manager for The Public Theater), the people who have to actually read your resumes and make hiring decisions.

What are some things you see on resumes that you like or that have shocked you? Share them with us here at Stage Directions, so Sara and I don’t have to feel our pain alone!