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The 2 critical resume tests – do them yourself

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 […]

I Dare You To Use This Resume Test

This test applies to resumes and often to job reviews. The principles are the same.

Right now about 5 resumes out of every 100 make it to the hiring manager. The average resume screener is NOT an expert in what you do. If you are lucky he will know half of the technical terms on […]

That famous resume test – plus another one

Since your resume may be first reviewed in 5.7 seconds and thrown away or kept, you have to make sure it can be read blindfolded.

No. Don’t use Braille. Instead use bullets, placement of key words, white space and numbers (which also attract the eye) to make reviewers quickly see you meet the basic requirements.

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Getting past the resume trash can

Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. (Pythagoras)

When is your resume being thrown away? Yesterday I gave the 4 major trashing points in your resume’s life.

You have two ways to break through the cycle:

Have someone give your resume directly to the boss […]