I came across this article today and wanted to share. In the course of writing bios I often am asked to review someone's resume as well. Often the resume comes with the issues identified in item #2 in this article: Your resume is too broad:
"So you worked at a deli in high school, did telemarketing in college and had a brief stint at your brother-in-law’s marketing firm. And maybe there are some gaps between jobs.
This resume simply isn’t appealing. While you likely learned useful skills at each position, your resume doesn’t tell a story -- it doesn't reflect that you've been working consistently toward finding a job like the one you're currently applying to. Your resume is a lot like a first date: It has to make a great first impression and it has to make your date (the future employer) think you’ve got lots of qualities in common."
I recommend reading #5 as well, which is related: Your job is no longer relevant.
Find the complete article here.
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Jill Townsend is the author of "How to Write a Great Bio", an e-book with tips on writing a good bio fast, and with confidence.