On August 12, I spent three hours at University of Phoenix stadium reviewing resumes for job seeks at the Jobing.com job fair. I was so disappointed in the resumes I saw. What with all the free help out there these days, I’d think the self-prepared resumes would be much better than they were.
I asked some of them “why?” when they presented formats that were ten years out of date with objective statements or no summary statements or meager education at the top of the page — or all three at once. It seems there is no consistency of information for these job seekers. The Workforce Connection tells them one thing, their relatives tell them another — and then, here I am giving them a very different opinion.
Lord knows those of us who are professionally trained and certified in resume writing try to educate — but does anyone listen?