Archive for the ‘Career Resources’ Category

Good Recruiters Ask Questions to Avoid Assumptions

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

When a candidate resume lands in my inbox, my first thought is one of curiosity.

At best, a resume is a stepping stone to understanding a candidate. At worst, it can cast a fog over their true potential. In both cases, there is only one way to seek out the truth: curious recruiters are compelled to ask questions.

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Does Your Resume Reflect Who You Are?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Reading Document

700 words on a computer screen.

 

Getting someone to open the document is the first challenge, but once they have shown that initial interest, what story will those 700 words tell? Will the person change their mind after the first paragraph? Will they first skim read the job titles and work dates? Does the structure allow them to perceive your worth at a glance, whilst letting them delve deeper should they wish? Will they come away with a sense that they don’t quite know you? (more…)