From the Archives of Make HR Happen – Those Times We Sang the Resume Blues

Everybody places way too much emphasis on the resume. Everybody! Job seekers think that it is the ultimate ticket to a new job when it is really only a tool to get a foot in the door. On the receiving end, overly picky hiring managers have been known to disqualify candidates for perceived errors and overlook the fact that it is not a complete job history. How do these two opposing viewpoints get together other… Read More »From the Archives of Make HR Happen – Those Times We Sang the Resume Blues

Stretch Your Resume, Not the Truth

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Answering the age old question about tailoring a resume to the job sounds good in theory until you try to do it. Obviously, hiring managers are looking for the right person for the job based on a variety of criteria and these change from company to company. Rather than be faced with an infinite number of varieties of job-matching resumes, most people will resort to the one-size-fits-all version. This is probably a pendulum swing toward… Read More »Stretch Your Resume, Not the Truth

Objective Overruled!

A book written about resume writing won’t sell if it is like every other book that has ever been written about resume writing. I’m convinced that is the reason for the existence of so many different types of resumes in vogue today. All of them are justifiable based on some unusual perspective or special circumstances and some are different just to be different. Recruiters will budget their time to sift through possibly hundreds of resumes… Read More »Objective Overruled!