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I LIKE TO READ STORIES

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I recall my career service coordinator at my university telling me that a resume is your story. As the protagonist and author of your story, it is hard to imagine anyone else doing a better job writing it but yourself. He shared this insight with me more than a decade ago, but it still stands true. However, I have learned with experience that a resume isn't a complete story, but a collection of significant chapters of that story. It is crucial to do your homework to paint a picture of your career, and project yourself in the best light.The last few months have been chaotic. Clients are more selective as they haven't had candidates work from home on such a large scale. To stand out against the competition, candidates need to have a great resume. Coming from a talent acquisition agency environment, I would like to share my experience with what kind of resumes catches my attention. Agency recruiters work on a large volume of requirements and work with diverse candidates every day…

I would like to read your story

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I recall my career service coordinator in my university telling me that a resume is basically your story. As the protagonist and author of your story, it is hard to imagine anyone else doing a better job writing it but yourself. He shared this insight with me more than a decade ago, but it still stands true. However, I have learnt with time and experience that a resume isn’t a complete story, but just a  collection of significant chapters of the story. It is crucial to do your homework to paint a picture of your career and project yourself in the best light.I feel resumes have been treated as the inferior cousin of ‘interviews’ which is quite unfortunate. A study conducted a few years ago stated that candidates have about 6 seconds to grab a recruiter’s attention with their resume. This is much more stressful than the 30 second elevator pitch, but with a little hard work and guidance, you can whip up a great resume.The last few months have been chaotic to say the least. Clients are mo…