Most people look at a resume incorrectly. Too many think it’s a document that tracks your life and career. But the truth is, a good resume is the ultimate calling card – it’s the movie trailer for your life. A resume’s task isn’t to get you the job, it’s to get you in the door so you can sell yourself. So now that you realize it’s purpose is to open doors, get yours out, and let’s fix it:
It’s easy to sound insensitive when offering ideas to job seekers. But frankly, things are desperate out there and people need real help. Regardless of your politics, the Obama administration showed remarkably poor leadership when it came to reviving the economy or inspiring business leaders, and now as Obamacare struggles financially, it’s damage to our wallets and future employment is looking
Sometimes it seems like in the last three decades I’ve read a million different resumes, and interviewed about as many people looking for jobs. After all that experience, one big thing bugs me, and I think it’s holding a lot of people back from getting better jobs: The lack of a specific skill. Here’s the situation:
Recently, I received a resume from an experienced media producer looking for a job. The resume was designed well, and he had a long job history. At the top of the resume was his “Objective,” which read:
It would be an understatement to say that the economy has been in terrible shape the last number of years. Statistically, it would be worse, except for the millions who have simply given up and walked away from full time employment. I have close friends who are brilliant, but haven’t worked in more than two years. I happen to live and work in Hollywood – an economy built on “freelance” talent. But even there, those who haven’t had a job in years are perceived as unemployable. What’s the answer?
I wrote this opinion piece for Fox News, and I’d love your response. It’s completely counter-intuitive to what most people think, so check out this article and let me know what you think…
If you’re a frustrated job hunter – or know someone who is – then forward this column I wrote recently for Fox News. It’s titled: Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for Your One Big Thing. From the response it’s getting, it’s changing a lot of people’s thinking about how to position themselves for the next stage in their career.
Today’s job market may be the most challenging in recent history, but the truth is, a volatile economy can actually be the best time to change careers. When researching my new book, “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do,” I discovered that finding your purpose – what you were born to do with your life – is the single most important key to finding the career you’ve always dreamed about. In today’s distracted and cluttered culture, it’s far too easy to become average at many things. But to cut through and get noticed today, start