Maximum Effort, Minimum Consideration

In any job search there is one thing that the company spends so little time considering, but on which the applicant spends so much time, effort, sweat, blood, and even the sacrifice of a small rodent. That would, of course, be the résumé.

A quick google search for “resume writing service” yields a multitude of services which will gladly tailor your résumé for various fees. As if the process of writing down your work history has become so complex, so nuanced, so meticulous, that we must now seek others to do the job for us.

All this effort for something that a hiring manager will spend 4.7 seconds looking at before discarding in a rubbish bin. That is if said hiring manager even sees said résumé. These days with when applications are filtered through computer programs looking for “buzz words” the process has, in fact, become that complex, nuanced, meticulous. Miss one particular word and BAM, digital equivalent of a hiring manager’s rubbish bin.

I suppose if the recession had one positive outcome it’s that it helped drive down the rodent population.

Author: Jonathan Rodriguez-Lucas

I've traveled the world, but the exploration never ends. I've run marathons, but the race is far from over. I've completed life goals, but strive for more. I have questions with no answers, and answers to questions I've yet to ask.

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