eXtreme Resume Makeovers

Stand Up and Stand Out I get a lot of flack for some of my ideas but between you and I — frankly you know you're doing something right when people start copying you're work. My eXtreme 1-page resume make overs are a good example. I'll save you the boring details but suffice it to say the average resume is a boring collection of pulp fiction. Here's a typical resume Download john_walton_before.pdf and here's the same resume reduced to one page Download john_walton_after.pdf with the salient features up front. Which would you be more inclined to look at and read if you where an employer – especially if it was sent unsolicited and you had no clearly defined open position? The answer is the "After" one. And that's the ONLY right answer. If you're the type who likes to copy or extrapolate you'll find 25 more examples here but I warn you they're not free. Having said that – what's your time worth? if you make $50k per year it's $25 per hour. If your experience with unemployment fits the norm then every extra day you look for your next gig costs you $200. The average job search is 180 days [BTW it's not when you have a plan and understand how to communicate your Value] Well I don't know about you but I have a lot of things i could do with $25k — that little sports car i've been wanting for example. At $25 per hour that's how much you save buying the booklet. Personally I'd rather have a template to copy from I mean… improve upon… any way.

Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

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