Keeping your resume simple and straightforward is just fine – actually beneficial. The information on it is the most important piece. I am a fan of the Chronological resume. You can however do things to help your resume stand out and be remembered and to make it easier for the reader to identify the most important information through your layout and with a little color.
Graphic contribution from Jake Goldbeck, 13 year old son of Henry Goldbeck, President and CEO of Goldbeck Recruiting. Thank you Jake for being our #1 fan!
The best and most effective job descriptions give people a sense of what it’s like to be a part of the company. Don’t assume that everyone knows about your company. A small blurb describing the company is good practice and helps potential candidates build a mental image of what it might be like e to work there. Personality and culture should either be directly described or be reflected in the structure and wording of the description.
Best Practices: Recruitment Strategies For Small and Startup Firms:
Helping the CEO clarify his recruitment goals and translating that into measurable objectives was an important first step. For example, they needed someone with “good sales experience”, a very generic and vague requirement. By quantifying “good sales experience” with sales numbers, we were able to define the qualification.
What Are Your Rules?
Happiness and unhappiness (in work and in life) result entirely from the rules in your head that you use to evaluate events. Those rules determine what’s worth focusing on, and how you react to what you focus on. When she started full-time work, she was frequently depressed. But she turned it around, using the techniques I’m going to provide you in this column.