Think of your resume as lingerie.How do you balance showing off your depth of knowledge and wide array of skills, against the knowledge that you have maybe a second or two to catch a potential employer’s attention? David Perry, executive recruiter with search firm Perry-Martel International and author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, believes it’s best to think about the power of lacy, barely there garments. “Your resume’s only purpose is to pique their curiosity: Make them phone (you), get you a face-to-face interview. That’s it,” Perry said. “Are you desirable? Your resume must be eye candy in a sea of deadly dull and boring black and white resumes, or you’ll miss your opportunity to impress them and regale them with your accomplishments. Don’t save the best for last. It won’t get read. Lead with your best foot.”
Nice to finally make it into FAST COMPANY – if only for the lingerie;-)
- - 1st grab the reader’s attention in milliseconds, and
- - 2nd give them sufficient rich content to make them call you.
Fail to achieve those 2 fatal requirements and your resume will be recycled.