Dispelling the Myth About Resumes

by sherri Edwards

An article on resumes recently hit my inbox. It started with "The purpose of a resume is to land an interview. Nothing more, nothing less." I couldn't disagree more. Resumes serve a greater purpose than "getting your foot in the door." A carefully composed resume will not only nail each requirement stated in the job announcement, it will encompass the unpublished information learned through networking or conducting informational interviews. The process of researching and collecting the appropriate data for your resume does more than catch someone's eye. It is one of the most important steps in preparing you for an interview. After all, getting in the door is not your final goal. Getting the offer is.

It has been said that a crafty, eye-catching resume is all that is needed to get your foot in the door for an interview. That may be so. Then what? How many times have you heard of a person having interview after interview, but never receives any offers? There is likely to be a good reason for that, and there is a good chance it can be tracked all the way back to their resume.

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