Help Wanted – tens of thousands of professionals needed for short term employment on major international sporting event. Guaranteed great role and guaranteed unemployment upon completion. This week’s Olympic series podcast, is with Donna Wilson SR V.P HR for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Donna’s role was to oversee the hiring of the thousands of full time employees and volunteers that are responsible for the 21st Winter Olympics.
Hiring is both and art and science, while balancing a short amount of resources to get the job done. What did Donna and her team look for when reviewing potential candidates? Well, the very first impression was the resumes that they received. What are some of the important elements of a good resume? Donna shared “make sure that your personality shows up in your resume” Like Donna, I have seen hundreds of resumes that look and sound the same. Like competing at the Olympics, this current job market is extremely competitive, you won’t come first without standing apart from your competitors.
This week’s 60 Second Workout, send us your resume and get a professional’s perspective on how to improve your first impression. The difference from getting the role you want, could be one sentence. Sit back, relax and learn 35 min.