Do You Have a Hotsy-Totsy Resume?
I begin this article with a bit of slang description. What
do I mean by a "hotsy totsy" resume? I mean one that
does the following for you, the job seeker and a
1. It has a concise job objective, based on what the
employer wants. Follow the employer's lead.
2. It describes what you, the job seeker, can do for
that employer. No long-winded explanation of how
wonderful you are. The employer is WONDERFUL!
3. Educational experiences, which can get the job done.
Just the facts ma'am.
4. A brief paragraph of how your skills match the job.
Short descriptions of skills. Very upbeat.
5. Say you want an interview. Do you?
6. No mention of references. References come during
or after an interview. Do you need to trot out your
7. Make sure your information is available. Address; phone,
email, etc. Check the resume twice more.
A "hotsy-totsy" resume is inviting, clear and keeps the
employer, ALWAYS, in mind.
Being brash, self-confident and assertive is what most
employers want. They just don't say it. Milquetoasts
are for the backroom.
You want to be in the "front room" don't you? Then,
get big, bad and brash with a hotsy-totsy resume.
Not overpowering, just brash and beautiful!
Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Certified Career & Job Transition Coach
Phone: (509) 469-3514
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