From The CEO’s Corner

From The CEO’s Corner

Everyone who hires people wants to choose someone exceptional. That means that how you present yourself is as important as what you present to a prospective employer. You perhaps already know that a grammatically correct and tailored resume, and being properly dressed if you get an interview, are essential to remaining in consideration. But how do you rise above the often hundreds of others who are applying? Your skill set alone may simply not be enough, no matter how well detailed.

I once had a person send me his resume in a Nordstrom box with a note inside that said he would give the shirt off his back to work for me. It certainly got noticed amidst the pile of ordinary letters containing resumes, and his creativity, earnestness and ingenuity impressed me. Sometimes such efforts can backfire and appear foolish or even desperate, so you need to be careful here. The point is that you need to think about how you can distinguish yourself and rise above the noise in a constructive way that will be well-received. If you can do that you will have a much better chance of getting the right job more quickly.

Warm regards,

Larry Rosencrantz
CEO Competitiv-Edge.com

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