Rewriting a resume so that it gets results, instead of getting deleted, is an art. Here is a 15 minute video of taking a resume for someone changing fields, with ancient experience, and a good attitude, and making the resume into an attention grabber with no visual negatives.
It ends a little abruptly, but all […]
One guy is out of work for less than a month, and he gets a job offer with a raise. It takes 6 months to get a job for the guy who sat next to him. This poor guy was doing exactly the same job, got better performance ratings, and would get rehired first if the job was re-opened. […]
Experts are hired quickly. They rarely look for a job very long. An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions. You can become an expert, just like Jim Fixx.
The guy who invented running died
Runners were either late to an interview or just weird before Jim Fixx.
Testing your resume
Your resume has to be good enough in a blind test to get past the trash can.
Getting past the trash can
When is your resume being thrown away? In my last post I gave the 4 major trashing points in your resume’s life.
You have two ways to break […]
You have to know when your resume is being thrown away to fix its problems. There is a timing pattern you must understand. You have to break through your resume’s stumbling block in the following pattern to get hired:
Your resume arrives along with 100 others. The secretary trashes 80 after a 10 second review […]
If you’re afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody’s perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don’t work as well as you think they do. (Morgenstern)
Hiding real problems
The trick to hiding things on your resume is the same one that stars use to hide flaws. For instance, what […]
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. (Hoffer)
Hiding what is NOT on your resume may be the hardest part of writing one. Someone is going to get that job. Most successful candidates […]
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? (Franklin)
Walking on the flat, open plains, an Apache claims he can disappear from sight. There is no place to hide, so the Army officer backs off to a safe distance and turns his back for a minute. Sure enough […]
Living in a ghetto, slum or trailer park does not make you trash. Mother Theresa lived in a slum. Her resume was good enough to get a Nobel Peace Prize.
I get some REALLY bad resumes. They say:
I can’t do this job. I have no skills or training. The reason I have the nerve […]
Many recruiting offices have a button that rings a bell. You can only push the button when you make a placement. Some recruiters live only to press that button. When they do press it, they keep their finger down for a full minute. It drives everyone else nuts with envy. Recruiters are competitive people.