How to Talk in Your Boss's Language➡
In this cast, we cover part 2 of our conversation with John Lucht, premier executive recruiter and author of "Rites of Passage".
Note: John's website can be found here: RiteSite.com
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Great cast. Thanks Mark for raising the question about resume length. It was good to hear you all say there is no fundamental disagreement between your approaches. I've always thought this to be the case, but thanks for taking some of your time with John to directly address it in real time. Here's what I heard:
* It's all about the CONTENT.
* Every word in a resume should be tightly constructed - should deliver a fact as clearly as you possibly can. (Write Tight, Tight, Tight).
* So evaluate each and every word to see if it needs to be there.
* Look for 2 and 3 word phrases which can be cut.
* Tell the truth, and make sure it holds up to your references' recollections.
* Crowded (but otherwise very good) 1 page resumes can be given a little breathing room (some white space between different copy blocks), even if that means going to an additional page.
* It's important that a resume can be absorbed at a glance, and if it's jammed too tight, the reader might be reluctant to dive in.
* To do something superbly in more than a page or two requires a mastery of writing that most people don't have.
Good continuation, Thanks Mike and Mark. Look forward to the III part.
One good source to see unpredictable/ awkward/ funny/ out of the box question( that can come in interview) is to refer to the Linkedin Answers forum.
Members post all kinds of questions there. Good to look at.
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