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  • The resume; the dreaded resume, some would say.

  • It's all about mind games.

  • I want you to take this resume.

  • This is a real person; we're calling her Jane Doe to protect her privacy.

  • What's the first thing, when you're looking at this, that you would immediately change and that jumps out at you?

  • First things first is the seven seconds.

  • The first seven seconds, when someone is gonna read your resume, will actually influence their opinion.

  • So, if you have all of these different fonts and lines and things happening there, you're just getting too distracted.

  • So, like, you're gonna be pulling in that direction and then in this direction, and then, ooh, change of font, change of front again.

  • Uh, the location is unnecessary.

  • What I would center [is] all of this information.

  • There should beobviouslyher name, her phone number, her email, and then a little blurb that basically summarizes youor Jane, in this case, and her career.

  • So, the goal of this blurb is for you, in a nutshell, to tell these people why you're such a good fit in a way that you're influencing their behavior.

  • You're not telling them, "I'm awesome, I'm ex⏤I'm an expert."

  • You're leaving the information there for them to jump to that conclusion.

  • I was taught: do not let your resume go on to a second page, but here, we have two pages.

  • What do you say?

  • At Jane's career level and your career level...

  • Like, if you've been out of college for a few years, you can go with more pages.

  • What would you say to her to maximize her incredible experience ofwow, what is thisalmost 17 years at Cedars Sinai?

  • Right here, there's just way too much information, too much going on.

  • You need to be very succinct and to the point.

  • The way our brain internalizes information... you need to tell them what you did, how you did it.

  • And then I recommend you put in a couple of key accomplishments that, numerically, give the reader on understanding of the scope of what you did.

  • How do we end it? I usually ended with my education.

  • You're snarkingwhy? Is that... is that lame?

  • Lame nowadays?

  • It really is about the experience when someone's reading through your resume.

  • So, you close with jawith education, they'll probably get that, "Oh, you went to so and so school, or you know, okay, on to the next."

  • However, if you throw inwhat we usually do is put in an "about me" section.

  • You're gonna throw your reader totally off guard, and you're gonna tell them something

  • Like, what's an example? How far could you go with that?

  • This woman was applying for a job at Google, and when she was hired, the interviewthe hiring manager, goes to her and says,

  • "You know what? You were neck-and-neck with someone else, but what really, kind of, was the deciding factor was the fact that you are into roller derby and you play the accordion."

  • Like, that completely sealed the deal.

  • And they only knew that because of her "about me" section.

  • Yeah, because it was completely different.

The resume; the dreaded resume, some would say.

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How To Write A Resume

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    林宜悉 posted on 2022/09/08
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