Friday, April 4, 2008

Resumes Stink!





And so does yours…. I don’t even have to see it to know it stinks. How can I know this?

Because it’s a resume, and resumes stink. They don’t work well in today’s world because they only work one direction….you to the employer. Resumes don’t grab the employer's attention, and don’t allow the employer to communicate back to you. So what’s a better way? The same way I’m reaching you!

Hats off to marketing guru Seth Godin, because he “gets it”. I’ll explain tactics of how to create this in later posts, but for starters read Seth’s post http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/03/why-bother-havi.html.

If you’d like to discuss how to get your resume into a blog, a free 30 minute resume consultation, or some advice about your career transition, just email your resume to reCareered at phil.rainmakers@gmail.com, and we'll schedule a time to talk.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smart, and funny. Great link! Thanks.

Spark! said...

What are your thoughts about including your linkedin url on a resume? I haven't considered until just recently but not sure if it would help or hurt in the long run.

Would including your online "Groups" like the Power Forum be an appropriate add on to a resume as well?

Thanks!