If you are still using clichés or buzzwords like energetic, focused, passionate, motivated, and team player in your Resume and LinkedIn profile, you will forever remain in the big black hole of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Never to be seen again. And yes, together with the other hundreds of thousands who didn’t listen, who think they know better, or just didn’t bother study best practice in how to present themselves on the job market.
Ever wondered why you never get invited to a job interview?
The right answer: because if your resume does not excite and impress anyone, you will not be invited for an interview.
And obviously, if you can’t even get an interview you will never get the dream job. Simple as that and it can be said with these few words:
Resume purpose: To get you an interview ?
Here’s the thing you must keep in mind when writing your Resume, also known as your personal marketing pitch.
The real and only purpose of the Resume is simply to get you an interview. It’s the interview that leads you to the job (assuming you are interviewing because you want it).
Important difference between Resume and CV Continue reading “How to Give Your Resume a Makeover for 2019”
Your CV is a personal Career Balance Sheet; like the Balance Sheet or Income Statement used in Accounting. The CV lists absolutely everything you have done since kindergarten, primary school, the first job to the current; it can include dates, periods, all training activities or articles, publications. You name it. It can stand the toughest of audits. Continue reading “Your CV is too long”
That’s exactly my point, and Anne is spot on in her article. It’s all good that you want to speak to the headhunter, but honestly your odds are better if you take the phone and call the people you know.
Take your box of business cards, then pick up one by one and call. Tell the person that you will soon be available and if he/she knows anyone who could use a talent like yourself. Continue reading “85% find their next job through their network; not from recruiters!”
If you missed the Bangkok Post article on 19 June 2017, Why Headhunters Don’t Return Your Calls, read the full article here. It’s the story why I used to hate headhunters…
Once upon a time is the phrase which begins fairy tales and fabulous stories set in some unspecified moment in the past. Except the story you are about to read. There is nothing fairy or fabulous about this real life experience of mine. I absolutely hated headhunters. My story starts like this: Once upon a time when I was a candidate myself. Continue reading “Why headhunters don’t return your calls”