Resume Tips Archives - Landman

Resumes Are Not For Job Descriptions

Resumes Are Not For Job Descriptions
I have a fair amount of people who ask me for help with their resumes, and a recent conversation on LinkedIn highlighted a common issue I see:  Many people waste valuable space on their resumes giving descriptions of their job responsibilities.  There are probably many (supposedly legitimate) reasons to include descriptions of the responsibilities you’ve held in your resume.  What are they? The Person Reviewing the Resume Won’t Understand That My Experience Applies: Many people seem to feel like if they don’t explain what it is they did in their very special, unique position at Joe Bob’s Brokerage Firm that ...

10 Reasons My Resume Doesn’t Look Like Yours

10 Reasons My Resume Doesn't Look Like Yours
Well, maybe it’s an over-statement that my resume doesn’t look like anyone else’s resume.  My point is that my resume doesn’t follow the ‘normal’ rules, let’s call it the “new normal”.  It’s not that my resume contains any secrets that get it any more consideration, and I’m not doing anything that you can’t find other people talking about on the internet.  Regardless, I think that the old ways of job searching are changing, and our resumes should as well. 1.  I’m American, and Americans don’t have those little squiggly lines, dashes, and dots on their words.  So I don’t get ...

Your Words Matter, So Double Check Them

Your Words Matter, So Double Check Them
Whether you are interacting online, by mail, or in person the words you choose are important.  Equally important is the way you use them.  Snap judgements will be made about you based on spelling, grammar, and context.  Now, I know that many of you are thinking “oh great here comes the spelling police…”  So I’m going to try to sway your judgement with a few examples I’ve seen lately, I’ll try to anonymize them enough to protect the ignor-innocent. The first example is the picture you see above.  I’ll go ahead and tell you (if you haven’t figured it out) ...

Dear Resume: You’re Not Fooling Anybody

Dear Resume: You're Not Fooling Anybody
I wanted to spend some time today talking about an particular irritation that a (un-named) buddy shared with me.  After he mentioned it I realized that I also see it all the time, and those that do it probably think that it is helping them out.  I think they do it because they realize the number of years of experience they have is so important in the business of being a landman. At first I thought that it was a very simple thing, and maybe not worthy of a blog post all its own, but on some reflection I think ...

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