Resume Dead? Perform An Autopsy

You are qualified for the position.
A recruiter has asked to see your resume.
You send it.


Then, you hear nothing, nada, zip. 


Could be that your resume is – shall we say – underwhelming.  


It’s time to cut into your resume to see why it died.

  • Is your objective or summary statement short and strong? 
  • Are you illustrating what you can do for them not what they can do for you.
  • Show – don’t tell! 

Which of the following statements captures attention?: (Both are objectives from actual resumes.)


Experienced artist with extensive design background seeking an opportunity to demonstrate their skill with a creative company.

– or –

Artist seeking a place to bring several delighted clients. 


If you were managing a design firm which person would you want to meet?

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