We were assembling for our weekly Friday Wrap-up Meeting when a job seeker called asking if he could edit his resume after he attached it. We said, “No, we want to prevent a last minute mistake in what is being sent.” He said, “I do it all the time on other job boards. I just change my information to whatever they’re looking for. That way I can apply to everything.” After he hung up, almost in unison, the team said, “And that’s the way we want it.” Mass job boards, allow mass applications. We are a niche real estate job site, and we reflect our industry. We prefer rich, individualized resumes, not profiles. Think about it, could you capture Silverstein, Trump, Zell, or any of our industry’s leaders in a profile? Employers tell us we have the most qualified talent – quality, not quantity. So make certain your unique talent stands out in your resume, and you’ll not only get a job, but a job where you’ll succeed, (and hopefully soon become one of our employers).
May 28, 2014