When you’re at a job interview, pay particular attention to how your resume is read and physically handled by an interviewer.

  • If the description of a particular phase of your career or some other section of your resume is constantly being questioned, you almost certainly need to improve that statement.  Listen carefully.  It’s not enough to know that something is troubling people.  You need to find out what in particular is bothering them.
  • Do readers find it hard to follow the organization of your resume?  Are they constantly jumping between pages or paragraphs when they read it?
  • Do interviewers find the language used to be hard to penetrate?  In an interview, are you constantly being asked to restate what you are saying?  In particular, do they take your description of a position and restate it in terminology that uses more mainstream language?
  • Is the information clearly laid out and presented in an appealing and inviting way?

For more job search secrets that no one else will tell you check out my book “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door”

About the author Harvey Mackay

Seven-time, New York Times best-selling author of "Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive," with two books among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. He is one of America’s most popular and entertaining business speakers, and currently serves as Chairman at the MackayMitchell Envelope Company, one of the nation’s major envelope manufacturers, producing 25 million envelopes a day.

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