In the day of Instagram, Tweets, and texting instead of calling this reference is more accurate than ever. When consulting with my clients I occasionally function in the Human Resources arena. I’ve had the honor of hiring and training entire sales staffs and, according to my clients, have had incredible success.
I’ve never understood asking for and getting resumes that are more than a page or two, max! How can a 21 or 22-year old accomplish enough in their short life to need a 3 or 4-page resume? I can list what I’ve accomplished on a 1-page resume and, more than likely, you can too.
I was taught early in my speaking career to say what you’re going to say, say it and then say you said it. When using a resume or Curriculum Vitae brevity matters. List your primary attributes, relevant history and what makes you the logical choice. That should satisfy most hiring managers and HR people.
There are a few exceptions to this rule, of course, for people like researchers, engineers, actual rocket scientists and maybe a couple of other technical positions but for the most part the one-page resume rule works.
By the way…You should be able to concisely express that 1 page at the drop of a hat (your 60-second elevator speech) and should do it often. Talking to clients or introducing yourself to potential clients. Building your network of people, resources, and connections to grow your business or career. Letting others know how you can be of service to them and help with their needs.
Life is fluid. Constantly moving and changing and people often forget that. If you don’t think repeating the same thing matters go 30 days without telling your spouse you love them! If you test that please let me know how it goes…
My name is Ky Campbell. I coach entrepreneurs and business owners whose business has been struggling or who have a successful business but reached a plateau and don’t know what to do next to get where they eventually want to be.
The best part is the people I work with are typically already taking action, failing, getting results and still think about what actions to take to make an even greater impact and, most important, they aren’t afraid of asking for help.
What help do you need? What actions have you taken? I know entrepreneurs with a plan and are implementing their plan, lead the pack. Planning, preparing for success and taking the appropriate action means you hear the word “YES” more than ever.
Are you one of the few willing to take action, do what’s required and play full-out to hear the word yes more often? People accustomed to the word “YES” lead the field and create success for themselves and their families. For these people results matter.
Tired of results less than you know you can produce? Call me at 208-810-4600 and schedule your free, no obligation 60-minute consultation.
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