When faced with a job search, after years of being nose-down in your day-to-day work, it is natural to feel vulnerable and uncertain.
And when you feel vulnerable, it is normal to reach out for reassurance to make sure you are doing the right things. After all, “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
Beware Friends Poking Holes In Your Resume Narrative
One of the easiest and most tangible items for your friends, colleagues and mentors to provide free advice on is your resume. Whether you’ve sweated hours, days, weeks (or even months) on your resume or you have hired a professional to write for you, your confidantes will find something about your masterpiece to poke a hole in.
One of the most common go-to opinions is that your resume is too long, too dense and/or too wordy.
Muscular Resumes Will Lift Your Career Story
The truth is if your career message is toned and pumped up with the muscle of your relevant story points, the word fabric will fit the body of your audience’s needs. In other words, they will see a fit career fortified with the nutrients they need to help solve their current challenges such as problems with malnourished sales, sagging profits or shrinking market place. And, they will contact you for an interview.
It’s as simple as that.
For the full blog post, please visit my latest post at Glassdoor: 4 Ways To Avoid Resume Mistakes That Can Slow Your Job Search.