Even though my RSS feed over there in the right column hasn’t worked for a month or two now, I still write quite a bit for Qvisory. Any topic that is work-related is fair game but I have a few pet topics, namely: resumes, work/life balance, and surviving at work.
With my background in recruiting, I have a pretty interesting take on writing resumes. After all, I did spend eight months of my life looking at countless resumes every day. I’ve seen great resumes, horrible resumes, and every shade in between. As such, I have a pretty decent idea of what employers are looking for in a good resume.
What I think is interesting, though, is how far removed writing about writing a resume is from actually writing a resume. There is a lot of job-hunting going on right now (the unemployment rate just went up to 6.1%! Zoinks!) and I’m doing my best to help several friends and family members land their next gig. As such, I’ve been reviewing/writing quite a few resumes lately.
Man, it’s one thing to write about how your wording should be concise and compelling, and quite another thing entirely to actually struggle with how to make selling cars sound compelling in a concise way. This just proves that people who give advice have to step down and get their hands dirty every once in awhile in order to stay relevant!