Is Resume Clutter Holding You back?

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Is Resume Clutter Holding You backRecently Andrea and I moved into a new place, in a new city.

We’re almost settled in, and getting into the rhythm of living here, but we still aren’t done unpacking quite yet.

There are unopened boxes around the house that are mostly full of old stuff that need attention.

 

We haven’t dug into them yet, but since we're mostly unpacked and have put everything we need in place already, I’m guessing they're full of items that don’t really have a place in our new life.

So in a couple days, we’re going to block out a couple hours, go through the boxes, and recycle or donate everything that we no longer need.

Honestly, it might be a bit of an emotional process, because I’m sure we’ll find items that bring up old memories.

But sometimes you just have to clear out the clutter, let the past go, and move on if you want to embrace a new life, right?

It’s all about moving forward.

I think resumes are a bit like that too.

Because, over the years, your resume accumulates achievements, certifications, awards, and skills that were important and served a purpose in the past, but they no longer will help you get a job.

You may be proud of some of these items.

Perhaps, even a little sentimental.

But, just like us with our boxes, sometimes you need to clear all that old stuff out, because it's clutter that not only makes your resume look dated, but it can also get in the way of your success.

The question is, how do you know what to keep and what to remove?

There's a unique, free tool that can help with this, and it's one that I always recommend. (I'll give you a link to it in a few moments.)

Basically, you upload your resume, and the tool scans it with the same applicant tracking software that major employers use. Then it creates a profile for you and shows you how you would appear to just such an employer.
                                                      
If your resume has old junk that no longer has a place and is holding you back, this tool will show you exactly what you need to remove and what you may need to add.

Take those suggestions and combine them with what I share in these emails, and you’ll be well on your way to sending out a stunning, modern resume, acing your interview, and landing your dream job sooner.

To upload your resume for review, head over here:

Free Tool Helps You Remove Resume Clutter

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.