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
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.
Happy to meet anyone you think is worth meeting.
P.S. what’s a resume?
LinkedIn says it all.