Resume myth 2: Don't use "I" personal pronoun. WRONG! The resume is about you! Just don't overuse it - a matter of style not right or wrong
Resume myth 1: Don't include career objectives. WRONG! It depends how you write them, we found resumes with objectives were more successul
A total of 159 different hobbies were listed across the resumes. The top ten most frequently listed were: 1st reading, 2nd travelling, 3rd Golf, 4th Tennis, 5th Swimming, 6th listening to, music,7th family ,8th rugby, 9th snowsking, = 10th fishing and going to the gym. Some of the least frequent included collecting cigarette cards, washing the car, tap dancing and keeping reptiles.
We remember stories so use them to be memorable in your career development. What is the story of your career? Can you tell at least seven different stories about your career? If not you are not trying hard enough.
Here are 7 essential plots you can use effectively in career development ( adapted from Pryor & Bright, 2008, Intl Jnl of educational and vocational guidance).
Question: Are we focussing to much of our advice and coaching on resume and interview preparation when we should be spending more time coaching candidates in how to a) nurture a positive employment reputation and b) how to directly manage relationships with referees to maximise positive references. We all know about Search Engine Optimisation, can I suggest we now need Referee Engagement Optimisation?
Bright and Earl’s Brilliant CV [also Amazing Resumes ED.] is not another Resumes 101 or Resumes for Dummies. Grounded in research on resumes by organizational psychologists, human resource managers, and recruitment consultants, and relying on interviews of hundreds of recruiters across different industries, Bright and Earl provide invaluable insights for teachers and students of business communication.
A new podcast on how to write career objectives. Jim Bright in conversation with Caroline Spurway.