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22 February, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Management, Career Transition/Outplacement, Early Careerists, Resume
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Beware of ‘Optimised’ Generic Resumes

Posted February 22nd, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

There are a lot of people who want to sell you an expensive redo of your resume, but it is hard to huckster a product that once you buy it, you need to change it.

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That is precisely what is happening with the resume writing industry. They want to sell you an “optimized” product that is essentially a generic resume. Guess what?  Applicant Tracking System bots kick out the majority of generic resumes, according to research.  

Five hundred to 900 dollars or more is a lot of money to spend on a resume that does not speak to the employer’s needs for a specific job. 

Who is getting hired?  The applicants who zero in with their resume and talk about solving problems.

“Who is getting hired?  The applicants who zero in with their resume and talk about solving problems.”

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Some great people in the resume industry do good work. Just be sure to ask the right questions to avoid an expensive work of art that won’t make it through the screening bots.

If you want to talk about your resume, visit www.johngself.com and schedule a free telephone consultation.

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