Treasure of the Day
Thursday, June 27, 2019!
WHAT IS TODAY’S TREASURE?
An article written by someone who has received and reviewed thousands of resumes throughout his career. He discusses one impressive resume that has stood out from the rest, and goes into why it is so impressive.
HOW’D YOU DISCOVER IT?
The trusty and personalized Google News feed. Why fix something when it ain’t broken?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
1. It’s clean. Everything from the spacing, headings, section dividers, and general organization of the article was impressive. I haven’t seen an article this “clean” in a while.
2. Provides examples and rationales. When it comes to things like writing a resume, examples are golden. Some good ones are offered in this article.
HOW MIGHT THIS BE USEFUL FOR ME?
For anyone looking for a job that requires a resume, this article provides some good resume-writing advice. Even for those people who aren’t necessarily looking for a job right now (count me in that camp right now), it’s good to be aware of how we should market ourselves to others through a resume. Given that there is a lot of average (or, even bad) resume-writing advice out there, we want every advantage we can get in standing out from other candidates.
ANY FINAL COMMENTS?
I particularly enjoyed the discussion on the sixth and final point of the article. Knowing people can go a very long way. One thing I wished I started doing earlier is networking. As a natural introvert, even hearing the word “networking” can be stressful.
However, I can attest to knowing people as being so much better than just having a solid resume. It allows people to vouch for you and champion you as a great candidate in a sea of many, many candidates. Make meaningful connections, and meet some people. Even as an introvert, I’m seeing so much value and paid dividends in getting out of my comfort zone and meeting new people!
“Given that there is a lot of average (or, even bad) resume-writing advice out there, we want every advantage we can get in standing out from other candidates.”