As a recruiter I help people get jobs, but only a few people. I also prepare a bunch of people to get jobs on their own. [...]
You want to move to a different area, but you want to have a job before you go. Good idea. So, you put together a resume and put on your real current address and phone number. You are 1000 miles away from where you want to work.
No one calls.
Can you blame them?
Boredom gets many resumes thrown away.
What makes a resume boring is that you write it like a job description instead of an advertisement. Boring resumes hide the most important information. They are written the way HR forces managers to write job descriptions. Let me show you what I mean.
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I lived a couple of summers on a dairy and hog farm. There were only two things to do with manure, put it on the fields or in the creek. Yes, once it went into the creek. The manure that went on the fields helped grow more corn and alfalfa. The manure that went [...]
Here are 3 examples of thrift that should be on resumes. They are examples of being thrifty that can get you interviewed and hired.
One change that Laura suggested allowed her company to lay off 3 data entry clerks. That paid for her salary for the rest of her time at the company. But, [...]
For your job search you have to learn a very important lesson from spammers.
How do they get people to pay attention?
Here is how they get ME to pay attention. Learn from my weakness.
I never get less than 60 spam emails in a day. Over a weekend it is always several hundred. [...]
We got a resume that was 30 pages long. It included a CD with all the documents and even more information. Karen and I laughed about the ego of the guy who did it. We looked through it to see why he thought he needed so much information. We called and talked to him and [...]
I have been around a lot of big bears in Pennsylvania. It is exciting. Still, I have only seen one bear in Pennsylvania. Bears leave behind footprints, scratched trees and scat (the polite way of referring to bear excrement). As a matter of fact, some bears try to impress other bears by showing how high [...]
I heard the Wall Street Journal did a study and found that the average resume is reviewed in 5.7 seconds. Years ago it was 10 to 12 seconds. People must be reading faster.
The reason for the increase in speed is probably that so many unqualified people send in resumes these days. At one point [...]