Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The "obituary résumé." Résumé mistakes!

Interview of Dick Hart (AKA the Résumé Doctor) by Ruth Sheehan of "The News & Observer"


The "obituary résumé." Dick Hart  says:

'That's a document that uses stuffy formal language to describe all the stuff someone did once upon a time.'

"What employers need to know is what you can do for them," he said.
By Hart's reckoning, a jobseeker has about 20 seconds to grab the attention of the future bosses.

He has a term of art for this, too. It's called the "rule of thumb." Pick up a standard 81/2-by-11 sheet of paper. Your thumb lands about 3 inches from the top of the page.

"If you don't hook 'em by the time they get to their thumb, you can forget it,"

:end quote

The rest of the article is here: however its a bit like Hart's resume advice... once you get to the thumb the rest is a bit useless.

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