Category: Resume Writing
In our candidate database we have seven ninjas.
Here’s how many we’ve interviewed: 0.
Here’s how many we’ve hired or placed: 0.
“Would you hire someone who described herself as a ‘new product ninja’ or a ‘ninja programmer’?” I asked Henry Goldbeck, the president of our company and a recruiter with more than 27 years of experience.
“Maybe,” he said. “I don’t care what people call themselves. If they have the skills for the position, I’ll call them. The question is, would I see their resume in the first place?”
And THAT is the question.
Here’s how to be creative on your resume and on LinkedIn…and still get found.
Keeping your resume simple and straightforward is just fine – actually beneficial. The information on it is the most important piece. I am a fan of the Chronological resume. You can however do things to help your resume stand out and be remembered and to make it easier for the reader to identify the most important information through your layout and with a little color.
3 Big Reasons NOT to Ditch Resumes – Recently, I read an article that made the case that resumes are useless because even if they are factual they are not predictive of success and, that previous stability and achievements are meaningless in this regard. He states that high, low and medium achievers will be indistinguishable by their resumes. I would argue, high performers have better resumes and, if someone’s performance is grossly fabricated and exaggerated in their resume that becomes clear within 5 minutes of a phone or face to face interview. Countless times my staff and I have been disappointed when you speak to a candidate with a terrific resume only to find that the fiction to fact ratio is askew. But that is what the interview process is for, as imperfect as it is.
One of the toughest parts of putting together a great resume is knowing where to start. You’ve got to find a way to present your experience, your skills, your goals and your qualities seemingly all at once. How can you make sense of a mountain of information?
Pretty easily, it turns out. There are two main … Read More »
Using Pinterest as your resume – TNW
The Facebook Job Board Is Here: Recruiting Will Never Look The Same – J.J. Colao, Fobres
Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job – Susan Adams, Forbes
Job Seekers: Beware These Social Media Traps -Dani Fankhauser
10 Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search -Alexis Grant, USNews
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