Scaring Up a New Job

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Bloggers are starting to get timely with their holiday-themed posts, but this one from “careersolvers” struck me as more than just clever:

Resumes are a lot like Halloween costumes. The best resumes, like the best costumes, are not what we expect. They challenge the senses and the mind. They make us think “Wow, this is someone I need to know” or “Maybe this person can help solve my company’s problems.” They invite conversation, inquiry, and perhaps even debate.

So who are you on your resume? Is your persona “off the shelf” and do you look like so many of your competitors, or are you different, exciting, and “custom made”?

Barbara Safani is the career management coach who came up with this.  She posts extensively about resumes, including this one expressing doubts about the video resume fad.

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