ONE THING on Resume Geek

Bruce McCarthy

Everyone could use some improvement in their job hunting skills, especially now. One of my favorite resume geeks is Melissa Appel, an Associate Director PM at Wayfair. “Tell me a story on your resume!” she says. “What in your background is unique and appealing to hiring managers?” The 3-5 sentence personal statement at the top of your resume should clearly explain your distinctive perspective. Many fall short. “I was reviewing a resume recently, and I asked the job hunter, ‘What have you done recently that makes you proud?’ It wasn’t on the resume!”

Lots more tips in this article I wrote for the Boston Product Management Association. Other hints? Discuss.

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