It's September and interviewing activity seems to be accelerating as managers and recruiters return after the Labor Day holiday. Some of the people you reached out to in August and even back in July rediscovered your resume or took another look at your web presence and called you back. Now you have a phone screen scheduled with someone from human resources, and you are beginning to prepare... and to worry. Almost all job seekers say they are more confident and more impressive in person...Read more
Mastering the Mechanics
Both Content and Format Require Attention
In a recent discussion with a job seeker, he made a "good news, bad news" comment that his resume was generating a fair amount of response in the marketplace, but the positions for which he was being considered were below the level of his experience and competence. He handed me his resume; I gave it the 25-second 'recruiter review' test and was struck by the highly tactical nature of the content and the 'junior' appearance of the document.
Let's talk about the content first. Virtually...Read more