Your Resume Needs to Show Powerful Writing Skills
Dr. John Sullivan has written an article on ERE.net directed at recruiters and hiring managers about the many flaws of resumes as the currency of recruiting. While the article isnt aimed at job-seekers, it offers wisdom they can benefit from. Well share more from this article, but we begin with this important observation from Sullivan:
even though a particular job may not require much or any writing, the writing skills of the applicant will dramatically affect the content and the impact of their resume. Even if you were a top performer, you likely wont get full credit for it unless your writing skills are powerful.
Thats a dramatic statement. Its shocking to think a strong candidate would be overlooked if he or she failed to describe his or her accomplishments effectively in writing. At the very least, job-seekers should have their resumes reviewed by those with a command of language.
The scenario is also a worthwhile argument for hiring a professional resume writer if you know that writing is not your strong point.
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