Wednesday, February 18, 2009
10 Second Rule
Letís start with something easy. I call it the 10 second rule. Itís one thing to have your resume content accurate and up to date. But does it really convey what you want it to? To find out, give your resume to someone, preferably someone who doesnít know you well, and ask them to scan it for 10 seconds. Then ask them to summarize your experience and skills. From what theyíve read about you, what are your outstanding abilities? Highlights of your experience? Compare their response with your intended purpose to see if your resume gets your point across.