Six Seconds

Six SecondsOne of the biggest challenges one has to face when looking for a job or when one wants to change their career path is putting together a resume. This task may seem easy, but the thing is that it can be arduous due to the huge amount of tips you can find on the Internet. But the truth is that it is not something you can take lightly. In a world that is getting more and more competitive day after day, the appearance of your resume may (or may not) set the odds in your favor.

We found out in an article published in Mashable that help is at hand for those who feel overwhelmed or are not creative or unskilled: there are companies like Loft Resumes that can professionally redesign your resume for you.

Nevertheless, there is something that caught our eye: a study asserts in “recruiters spend only six seconds reviewing an individual resume”. Six Seconds. 6. Just like one of those Vine videos. By the way, if you are wondering: there are already Vine Resumes out there.

So, if we only have six seconds to prove that a whole life of effort, study and hard work is worth it, what should we highlight? And above all, how to do it?

That single “how” leads us to the key question: given all this amount of imagination, where is the limit? Are we facing a contest to be original or is the content of the resume still important? Where is the line that separates creativity from exhibitionism or even foolishness?

The proverb: “if you can’t beat them, join them,” is well known. This inventive trend is unstoppable, so there is no other choice than following the crowd and hoping for the best: that  would lead us to the job of our dreams… or at least lead us to get a job.

6 segundos #ParaQSirveTuCV from Emilia Rollan on Vimeo.

 

Puedes leer la versión en español de este post en ParaQueSirveTuCV.

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