During my business career, from start-ups to a global Fortune 500 company, I’ve read thousands of resumes, conducted hundreds of interviews and hired more than one hundred people. Importantly, this recruitment was done as the hiring manager, not as a recruitment agent. In other words, these people worked with me in the business – that’s having real skin in the recruitment process!
Over time it dawned on me that few people crafted their job application documents to what I wanted to see. It’s like they got their old resume and updated it with their latest job and that was it. I have no doubt that some excellent candidates never made it to interview because their cover letters and resumes were so poor.
It became clear that most people could do a much better job of their job application documents. Here’s how:
Give the recruiter what they want!
That’s exactly how this book started – all based on that one sentence. If I could articulate it and make it easy for people to understand, then a book could be a good resource to really help people progress their careers. How cool is that?!
After many months of drafting, re-drafting and re-drafting the re-drafts, it’s finally done! Everything is here to help you create resumes and cover letters that are tailored to job advertisement requirements and give the recruiter exactly what they want.
I sincerely hope this book adds value to your job applications. Happy job hunting!