Mum took a look at my resumé and commented that it didn’t provide personal details like whether I was Chinese or had finished my National Service, or how old I was. In the U.S. we were told not to include such details in the resumé so that companies wouldn’t have to risk discrimination lawsuits. They simply rejected all resumés with personal information that incriminate them as being discriminatory.
Oh, Mum also said resumés can go beyond a single page to a maximum of two pages. All this time I’ve been trying so hard to it down - using a smaller font, changing the margins. With all the extra space I now have, I might even include my favourite colour.