Resumes are bait

Resumes = bait

Good resumes are rare

What’s a good resume?

Achievements quantified and organized in a story

1. Achievements

  • What kind of work do you do? Where have your worked?
  • How would you explain your accomplishments simply?
  • Can you demonstrate commitment, focus, other admirably “worth hiring” characteristics?

2. Quantified

PAR or STAR

  • GOOD: Integrated disparate customer information from 3 databases into a master file which lead to a 12% increase in customer contacts and 8% increase in close rates for $450K in incremental margin
  • BAD: Responsible for customer data and information and marketing projects

3. Organized

4. Story

  • What kind of work do you do, and how good are you at it?
  • Did you progress in your career, or did you continuously bop-around from place to place because you did not fit in.
  • What does my resume say?

Have more than one resume

Be relevant

Hone your resume

Cover letters?

What other good resume advice do you have?

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