James Bond 4 ideas for a resume that works.

This past weekend I went to see the new James Bond film. When I was younger, I really enjoyed the Bond movies; however, I had not seen one in the past 10 years. I heard a film reviewer on CBC radio discussing the movie, and later checked out some websites to see the ratings. I also watched an interview with Daniel Craig on CharlieRose.com (as an aside, if you are searching for an outstanding show, I would recommend watching Charlie Rose).

Casino Royal is based on the first book in the Bond series, written by Ian Fleming. I have to say that, in my opinion, the producers have hit a home run with this film adaptation. They have brought the franchise back to its roots and reinvigorated it. The producers did a lot of things right, including reducing the sponsorship from 20 corporations down to 6. It doesn’t feel quite like an infomercial knitted together with sex, cars, and action. They have taken the formula and stripped it down to the basics.

Now you may be asking yourself, what the heck does this have to do with resumes? Well, good movies have 4 things in common with a great resume. They both:

1. Get my attention quickly, 2. Make the story interesting, 3. Tell me the story in historical sequence (without confusing me!), and 4. Have a strong ending.

Even a great franchise can lose focus. By reviewing and tweaking your resume, you can reinvigorate yourself (and possibly even be promoted to double "O" status).

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This week’s 10 Minute WORKout: Sometimes you need to escape from the pressures of work. Find some time to sit back and relax. Treat yourself to a movie. And don’t forget to take your martini shaken, not stirred.

Along the road with you, Alan Kearns