The Only Perfect Resume

by - m on 01/10/2012

OWL Purdue

Not everyone is as creative and as unconventional as you.

But you may want to think twice about using your resume to prove it.

Recruiters are extremely busy.

They want to see if you fit the job.

They want to know if you fit the culture.

They want evidence that you can do the work.

They want to see accomplishments, not just a list of the jobs you’ve had.

They want you to make them look like a genius for selecting you for an interview.

They want to know what you can do for them.

They won’t ferret out information from your uber-creative resume layout.

Best to err on the conventional side than to be tossed out because you were “too creative”.

But then…

Depends on the company, the recruiter, the job.

Each resume that you send out MUST be tailored to the position you are applying for.

The more you know about the job, the hiring manager, the company, the recruiter, and the culture, the better off you will be.

The only perfect resume…

is the one that landed the interview.

You can find resume examples at Purdue’s OWL here.

 – m

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