Are We Done With Resumes Yet?

 

 

Part of my practice is

career transition coaching.

People of all ages and all industries

looking to find meaningful work

(that pays a shit-ton of money).

But first, they must learn to navigate

the painful and, in my opinion,

archaic practice of writing a resume.

It’s like wearing a tie,

saying “I’m so sorry for your loss” at a funeral or

removing the bride’s garter at a wedding.

It’s vaguely uncomfortable.

We don’t know why we do it.

But, we’re afraid to stop.

So, we numbly carry on with our manic, MadLIb resume clichés:

Highly motivated self-starter

Detail-oriented professional

Result-driven sales leader

The interviewee not wanting to write it;

The interviewer definitely not wanting to read it.

LinkedIn does a bang-up job

of making the resume seem as uncool

as the cousin your parents still make you hang with.

But still, we can’t seem to let it go.

A while ago, I contacted a friend

who is a senior executive at LinkedIn.

I had a client I thought he should meet

and asked if I could forward the client’s resume.

His response:

Happy to meet anyone you think is worth meeting.

P.S. what’s a resume?

Exactly.

LinkedIn says it all.

 

 

 

 

 

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