Does an “Apple” a day boost your resume?
I’m a longtime Firefox user, but it’s been crashing on me lately for some reason. The last time it froze on me, I aimed my mouse towards my trusty backup, Chrome. But I must have zigged when I meant to zag because next thing I knew Safari was opening up. I’ve got a PC and never even knew Safari (Apple’s browser) was installed.
“Wow!” was my first impression. It was so sleek and sexy. Then the page that was freezing on Firefox loaded quickly. I found the interface for bookmarking and saving files to be intuitive. I am now a Safari user.
What does this have to do with your resume? Your resume will yield interviews if it:
- Gets in front of the right market: Safari somehow worked its way onto my desktop or I never would have tried it.
- Looks beautiful: That “wow” feeling captures interest like nothing else. That doesn’t mean you should jump the shark and have a blinking lights and rainbows on your resume. But it should follow solid design principles that were thought out according to your career marketing strategy. Take a look at some samples to see what I mean.
- Follows through with relevant content: If I had tried Safari because of its sleek look but found it didn’t suit my needs, I would have abandoned it. Make sure your resume is targeted to a specific position, industry, and type of company and that it speaks to why you are a uniquely qualified match.
I listen to much more music than I used to before I got my iPod. It’s so sleek, sexy, and easy to use. I don’t use the iPhone because I don’t need a smartphone, no matter how sexy. But for some lucky consumer, an iPhone is just what they need, and Apple will be sure to find that person by getting in front of them, being beautiful, and providing the functions they need.
I guess you could say that an Apple a day boosts your resume!
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Follow your bliss,
Kim Mohiuddin, NCRW, CJSS
Chief Career Storyteller, Movin’ On Up Resumes