It’s A Challenge to Critique a Resume of Nothing

How do you talk about nothing

One of  my greatest challenges is when I encounter a job searcher or student that doesn’t have much  on their resume. They’ve spent their time going to work or  getting through school and have paid little attention to developing other aspects of their lives.   Employers want people with skills, knowledge and abilities. Work experience and  school are not the only opportunities to enrich yourself in these areas.  Get involved in local charities or organizations.  Volunteer and become members of professional groups.   You can add value to your self and you’ll have something interesting information to include in your resume.  Spend some time looking at your resume.  What does it reflect? What can you add to make yourself more appealing?  Is it  a new skill, professional membership, language proficiency, training course, challenging project or something else?  If you find that you are lacking in  areas to add to your resume that means you need to get  work.   It is really difficult to edit or create a resume if you have limited information to add.  Get something to add to your resume.  This will  make you more valuable and ultimately lead to interesting discussions during the interview.

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One thought on “It’s A Challenge to Critique a Resume of Nothing

  1. Being involved in student groups with local impact can be very influential with employers. This week, students from Rutgers, Penn State, Case Western and UCLA were invited to a J&J recruiting event to receive awards for their good work. Their groups received important funding, but THEY also got noticed by influential recruiters and hiring managers.

    Hiring managers will tell you… Being involved matters!

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