Monday, October 21, 2013
Work on your res, then find way not to use it
Your resume is a marketing brochure for you. They go through fads--today Objectives are out, Experience Summaries are in.
That could change in six months.
You can get some tips at JT's site--http://careerrealism.com.
The idea is to do a clean, error-free res and then spend your time trying to get people to actually read it.
You might want a couple of variations--but after that, redoing it all the time is a way to avoid networking, calling, reading, and thinking.
The best time for a hiring manager to see your res is when you show up for the interview--an interview set up by a person trusted by you and the manager.
Personal story--Last week, I sent an app to a company on Monster. I hardly ever do that. It was hoops, flaming hoops, you name it.
Then I got calls from insurance companies wanting me to be an agent. What about me screams insurance agent?
I need a nap.