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Finding a job is like dating. You have your one liners. You hang out where others who are looking for jobs hang out.

Your initial goal is to score a first date (interview). Eventually, when the time is right, you both want a long-term legally-binding commitment.

by Pete Ferguson

I'm always intrigued by the job hunting process.

Currently I'm in a search process to fill a vacancy left when one of my employees was recruited by another internal department. And I can't help but think of the similarities between dating and landing a job.

Like dating, I've reviewed everyone I know, I've asked others who they know. I've reached out to my networks, and to cover all bases, I've had an ad placed in the help wanted (employment dating) sections of online services.

Then comes the decision making process of who the recruiter and I want to meet. A fat stack of resumes flood in. Half of them do little to nothing to demonstrate the potential candidate is capable of reading a job description because correlations are not evident. It's like when your parents set you up with someone who was short, blonde, and hates sports when you like tall, brunette sports fanatics.

I've conducted probably hundreds of interviews around the world. And in a vast majority of them, I know within the first 90 seconds if the person is a fit. And many times out of pity I've pushed through the questions and stretched out the interview to a respectable time.

I blame it on the quality of the resumes. If I received five resumes that matched the job description verbatim, I'd interview all five and probably have a heck of a decision to make. But it is VERY rare that I can think of a situation where a resume received matched what we posted as the job description.

With the ease of submitting online, the majority of the strategy is to go for a "Hail Mary" shotgun approach and applicants apply for as many jobs as possible in hopes that luck will win out.

Continue reading for tips on how to make your resume stand out on w...

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Comment by pamela bailey on August 8, 2012 at 8:04pm

I truly hate resumes, however, I like your idea of listing "problem"..... "action"...."result" ....and drawing from the list to simplify the customized resume issue.  I will try that next time I need to send off a resume tailored to a job description....thanks !   

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