Responsibilities Or Accomplishments? I have screened thousands of résumés, hell, tens of thousands. And yet, not much has changed. I still see about the same percentage of mistakes as when I started. What mistakes, you might ask? The ones demonstrated by that age-old haunting question–should I list responsibilities or accomplishments? There are plenty to choose […]
When I’m not headhunting, or writing, I help my wife take care of our animal sanctuary. At last count we had 45 animals—11 dogs, 1 horse, 6 cats, and 26 pigs. Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar named Dennis who takes walks with me every day and happens to also be my best buddy.
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Dealing With Headhunters I’ve been doing this headhunting business for more than 30 years. I’ve even managed to pick up a few bits of wisdom that I can pass on to you. Most of it is common sense, but for some reason many people forget about common sense when it comes to their careers. If […]
How the Gatekeepers Think This is by no means an attempt to portray the gatekeepers as anything other than the magnificent beings they are. (Whew! That was tough to get out.) All kidding aside, when I refer to the gatekeepers, I’m talking about anyone whose job involves screening resumes, which puts headhunters squarely in the […]
What Is a Resume? By definition it is: a brief account of one’s professional or work experience and qualifications. a set of accomplishments. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications. But That Doesn’t Begin To Explain It. A resume might take you from a job where you feel unwanted and unappreciated to […]