Lessons Learned from Resumes

No doubt, there are many lessons that can be learned by perusing dozens of resumes. Most of those lessons are of the “don’t do that” sort, although there are a few tips and tricks worth adopting. The most significant of the “don’t do that” lessons:

When you send your resume to someone as a file attachment, the file name should be your name, not something generic like “Resume” or the name of the company to which you are applying.

Seriously, how is your resume going to stand out when I save it to a folder that contains a dozen other files with the same generic name?

The good news is, Tawn and I performed second interviews on the four finalists for the Operations Assistant / Personal Assistant position at Tawn’s company. Of the four, one person stood out as being particularly well-qualified, having room to grow with the position, and having passion for the industry. He starts works Tuesday.