The 1 Minute Resume Review – Dave Drummond Award Winning Book Designer Shares How to Get the Attention of Hiring Managers

Well, summer is officially over, soon we will be getting ready for Halloween. This fall, managers will be reviewing resumes, interviewing and making hiring decisions. The resume is a key first step in the process. The average manager will receive 20 or more resumes for an open position, and spend less than 1 minute reviewing each one. What can you do to get your resume to stand out from the crowd? This week’s podcast is with Dave Drummond, award-winning Canadian book designer. Dave’s authors sell more books as a result of his work. In our conversation, he shares his “secrets” to getting noticed in a crowded & competitive world.

Why did I decide to interview a book designer? I do love books (in fact, I am writing this at Chapters), but the real credit goes my daughter who, while holding 2 books in her hands asked “Dad, which do you think is a better book?” She was asking the age old question, can you judge a book by it’s cover? In this particular case, the book with poorly designed cover, was the better book. Rightly or wrongly, we do judge a book by it’s cover, and hiring managers judge candidates by their resume. Dave shared “Great covers are all about telling the story in a quick, creative & engaging way” Does your resume pass the 1 minute test? From your resume to Linkedin, twitter and facebook, employers will decide to interview or not interview you, by the way you present yourself.

David and I have different skill-sets, we both help our clients get noticed and chosen (hired) in a noisy & competitive world.

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Continue the conversation on my blog. What resume stories do you have to tell?

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Reading, along the road with you!

Alan

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