Honestly, who are you kidding? Can you really be objective about your own unique attributes, professional accomplishments and goals? Moreover, can you articulate them in way that is clear and concise yet persuasive to the hiring authority?
In the words of the almost now forgotten Peter Principle, “it [the resume] has risen to its highest level of incompetence.” It can no longer honestly function as a spokesperson for that rare and special individual behind the piece of paper or electronic byte.
"I knew that he would be frowned upon for wearing white sports socks to the formal interview. Yet, there was no time to go and get him another pair. The clock was ticking; we had exactly nine minutes to figure something out. What to do?"
Jobseekers often focus on selling their technical and transferable skills in writing their resumes. But we are noticing that more and more employers and recruiters are now seeking candidates with relevant innate strengths. Highlighting your natural talents—whatever they may be—could be your ticket to that dream job.
In this article, I will provide a rather unique approach to ensuring that you stand out from the other applicants applying for the same position. It requires only two things from you: a bit of research and about four to five very, very important and well-prepared open-ended questions. That’s all!