A generic resume can stall your job search, even before you get out of the driveway. With hundreds of candidates vying for the same job, submitting the same, tired resume won’t win any races.
To fuel a successful job search, step on the gas. Apply some resume power. And get the checkered flag.
You spend a lot of time writing your resume. And then more time on versions 2 through 92. And then even more time customizing for each company and application.
But how do you know if your resume, even after all this effort, is right? How do you know if yours is one of the 3 to 5 out of 100+ the recruiter will likely see that will result in a job interview?
Some consider the resume obsolete; an outdated tradition that has no place in the Social Age. And maybe that will be true some day.
But today, 9 out of 10 employers will not hire a candidate without first seeing their resume…
I had to update my own resume recently. It seemed like a joke, because as someone who does this full time on a professional level, you would think this would be a cinch. Not so.
Here’s the thing: it’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to write objectively about yourself.
We’re conditioned to hold biases and opinions around ourselves, to judge, to formulate expectations – that’s just human nature…