Résumé Golf

by Andy McConnell

Session (50 Minutes)

Anyone who has had to give a tech interview knows what it’s like to receive a resume that is long on a candidate’s history but doesn’t communicate their skills relevant to the position that needs filling. In order to present the candidate in the best possible light AND make the best use of the interviewer’s time, a resume should precise and narrowly targeted to the job the candidate wants. A resume isn’t a biography; it should be more like an elevator pitch. If a resume can’t communicate the candidate’s qualifications in 30 seconds, the resume isn’t doing its job. Cut away the cruft from your resume to highlight the skills you really possess and focus on the job you really want.