It’s that time of year again. Halloween approaches and of course, it wouldn’t be an HRNasty Halloween if I couldn’t try and predict the tasteless Halloween costumes some fools will wear this year to work. This year will probably be a double whammy because Halloween falls on a Friday. Companies that specifically designate Dress Casual Friday […]
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An MBA friend recently entered the work force and asked me to recommend some good business books to read. He is fortunate because his job puts him in situations where he spends extended periods of time with executives. He figured that reading any books would help him with his new career, and consequently wasn’t asking for anything in particular. At first I was stumped. His request was so broad I didn’t know which direction to point him. I didn’t think I could effectively pick a book that would meet his natural curiosity and capture his interest. With this in mind, I took a different direction on his request.
I explained that I didn’t really know what he was looking for but I had an idea that would hopefully solve his request. My thought was to provide a list of books that would enable him to hold interesting conversations with CEO’s and other MBA’s. Some are “must reads” but there should be a few that will give you a different way to think about “best business books”. With this in mind, I put together the following list of books that I believe will give him talking points so he can hold conversations with his executive level customers:
Job resume format
How you format your job resume is the most critical step when it comes to your job search. Yes, how you dress in job interview matters, as does how you answer job interview questions. But for most of us, the job search starts mentally and emotionally with the creation of our resume and it is our foundation. How we format our resume will absolutely determine whether our document will generate a call back or be sent to the round file for recycle so unfortunately, for many of us, this is also where the job search ends. In today’s post we explain how candidates with a few years of experience should be thinking about their formatting their job resume. If you have applied to jobs with your resume multiple times and not heard back from the hiring company, todays post is probably the root cause of the silence.
I see two very common job resume formats that will consistently disqualify a candidate. If your resume has either of these to formats, I would recommend making an adjustment. The two most common job resume format mistakes I see are,