Impress Me

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5 Responses

  1. edsiusa says:

    This is a great reminder that there is always a real live person reading your resume and cover letter once you send it. Injecting personality into your words and researching the company and why you would be a good fit are particularly important!

    • Melissa says:

      Yes, although there are a lot of companies that have filters for reviewing resumes many companies and recruiters (like me) still go and read through them. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Jay says:

    Hi Melissa,

    I stumbled upon your blog by chance and found it to be a wonderful resource of HR practices.

    I totally agree with your line of thought in this post. In a world of growing population and competition, one needs to portray one’s image in newer and more creative methods.

    The stress on possessing a Linkedin profile only underscores the fact that online presence is an essential commodity nowadays.

    What are your thoughts on the concept of video resumes, Melissa? Are they as effective as paper resumes, possibly more effective?

    Loved reading this post and glad that I visited this site.



    • Melissa says:

      Hi Jay,

      Thanks for the comment and glad to hear you found the site helpful.

      I think video resumes will have a place eventually but I don\’t know that it will replace traditional resumes. Personally, I love the concept because it helps me answer the following really easily:
      1. how does the candidate speak and communicate?
      2. (Depends on the job) Can I put this person in front of Senior Managers, Customers, other employees?
      3. I still get all the basic info on their background and career

      I hope we see a movement towards more use of video in interviewing as well.