can and DO throw out confusing resumes for any number of reasons,
an old colleague called me to let me know that she couldn't make heads
or tails out of most of the resumes that she had received for an open position at her company.
Why am I not surprised? Because in this day and age of combination, hybrid,
functional and chronological resumes, hiring members are still not getting the
information from YOU that they need to make a decision on whether to interview you or not.
Folks, this is sad. Very sad.
Please be sure that your resume falls into one of the TWO resume categories:
Functional OR chronological.
I hate to say: "Don't try this at home." but creating a combination resume is tricky.
A hybrid resume is primarily the same thing as a combination resume utilizing both the
features of a functional and chronological.
Consider who is looking at your resume.
If the company is small, they may or may not have a staff of recruiters who can easily identify your resume.
Some companies right now are using their HR staff members such as generalists or benefits
team members who have had some recruiting experience but aren't as experienced a recruiter
who sees hundreds of resumes a day.
Regardless, it is YOU who is responsible for your resume getting to the right person in a correct format
that is easy to read for anyone: Hiring Manager, HR Staff, Recruiter.
On a side note:
She agreed that Careerbuilder is becoming more of a job hunters spam site more than ever before.
Think about that. Let me know if you need any assistance creating, revising or fine tuning your resume
for a position that you are interested. It's what I do and I am happy to help.
I realize that this was a super long post but would welcome any feedback from you. Thanks again.