We continually interview people who do not understand the value of a quality resume.

They don’t take into account that, generally speaking, any decision to invite you to a professional-level interview is based upon the PERCEIVED VALUE OF YOUR RESUME.

That’s right: resumes have a perceived value. And the higher the value, the greater your chances of getting invited to interview for your next opportunity.

We routinely speak to people about making career moves that are accretive to their resumes. Some people don’t think about it at all until they begin to flounder with their career.

Here are some essential pointers:

  1. Think about your career and what you want to achieve.
  2. I personally think that after graduating from college, one should pursue a job in a large company to kick-start their careers. The company name should “pop” out on your resume.
  3. Strive to master the intricacies of your job to earn respect for your abilities.
  4. On top of #3 above, learn the public disclosures about your company and the big picture. Be curious.
  5. Learn about your competitors and how your company compares. Depending upon what you learn, you might be able to target your next opportunity. Be curious.

In everything you do professionally, think about its impact on your resume. It will pay off handsomely.

The above is very general and worth remembering.

– Jim Pruitt

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