Have you updated your resume this year? If so, why did you bother? (Please read on and comment below. Let’s start the conversation).
Our team’s success has been in the press lately and as a result we’ve received lots of resumes in the mail. We have been growing and hiring and are looking forward to continuing. As we grow, we add new jobs and opportunities that benefit the local community. That’s great right? So… why are you dropping the ball on me?
I’d like to take a moment to talk about why you may not be finding the right job and help out. Over the years, I have interviewed countless numbers of candidates. I came to the conclusion that I don’t believe your resume anymore. Add in the fact that I’m simply not interested in what you did in the past. I’m certain that you have exaggerated some area of expertise and taken credit for the results of a team effort. I have seen it and I’m not interested in hearing about it. Don’t waste your time, and don’t waste my time. You see, the game has changed, but the rules have not been published yet.
What I’m really interested in is what you are bringing to the company today, what you will bring tomorrow and over the next years with us. Yes, I want to hear what You will bring to us. In today’s world, there is enough information online to find out what we do. Instead of a resume, draft and share the plan that will make you successful within our company. Make an impact, write a story, create a plan, and be creative. Comment on our blogs, engage, start the conversation. I may not have the position right away, but I will work as hard as you to find it.
You are probably wondering where you dropped the ball. Let’s say we meet or we talk on the phone but unfortunately the position has been filled. I will ask you to connect with me on LinkedIn. From there we can stay in touch, I will learn more about you; you will have access to my connections and a broader set of opportunities. So why are you not reaching out? Why don’t you connect? Why is your profile not updated? Why are you dropping the ball on me?
It happens every time and it is frustrating. Your resume is dead, but don’t kill the conversation!