Your Resume is Worthless Unless…

Many job seekers are hyper-focused on their resume. It is, after all, what employers ask for, almost right away. But, when it comes down to it, all the skills in the world won’t make up for a culture mismatch or certain character flaws. Have trouble getting along with others? Do you lack assertiveness? Are you a malcontent? These personality traits negate the most stellar education and experience. Look inward and see how you are possibly turning recruiters and hiring managers off in your interviews. Be flexible, be confident, and find out how to best adapt to any team.

This article from by Nicolas Cole really hits the nail on the head.

“Skills are only valuable when they are used by people who have the emotional competency to use them effectively. A resume is nothing but a list of skills. But what the modern day resume is missing is information on the person behind those skills–who you are, what you believe in, and what drives you forward in life. Those are the things I want to know as a founder. And I’m sure I’m not alone.”

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