Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea

Subject: Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Milan Davidović <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 09:13:35 -0700

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Milan DavidoviÄ wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > A core-dump up front only confuses people
> > and wastes their time. this is why tailored resumes are so important.
>
> How then can we account for the persistance of the "core dump" approach?
>
>
Lack of jobs, increased unemployment, shotgun approach to targeting resumes
by desperate people who can't afford the time to design a warm fuzzy
experience for every employer, as some of those resumes won't even be read.

It's strange how even though a new edition of What Color Is Your Parachute
has been released annually for almost 40 years, people still choose to
shotgun resumes rather than work their contacts and target specific
employers using known sales tools that get them in the door. I hate
responding to ads because I know there will be thousands competing for the
same job.

The trick is to build your brand, demonstrate relevant expertise, and meet
people. All of my professinal jobs have been earned through my network of
contacts. Not one person hired me blindly for a job that I really enjoyed.
When I was hired through job ads, only one company don't treat me like a
warm body in a seat to fill head count.

-Tony

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OT: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: yehoshua paul
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RE: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Green, Duane
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Re: Having fun with your resume - good idea/bad idea: From: Bill Swallow
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