Resumes as a Crutch

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Using resumes as a crutch

Using resumes as a crutch. When you thumb through a magazine and read ads, do you say, "Wow! What a great product!"? Probably not, but you might well say, "What a great resume!" when you're evaluating job applicants.

There's little fundamental difference between resumes and advertisements. Both present the best side of the product and omit mention of the negatives. Hundreds of books and services help job seekers put together absolutely dazzling resumes that have little bearing on reality.

Ironically, the most chronic job seekers have had to prepare many resumes, so theirs are probably quite fancy. The best candidates have little or no experience with resumes.

Use resumes only as a guide to reference checking.



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