Jonathan Blain is a Bestselling Author and Thought Leader, a Job Hunting and Career problem Solving Expert.
There is probably more advice on CV and Resume and Curriculum Vitae writing that almost anything else, in fact there is so much advice available, it is simply overwhelming. Have you noticed that most of the advice seems quite good and logical, but feels like it is all the same? Have you ever felt like there was a need for something completely different, a complete fundamental game changer that changes everything? I thought these things, and it resulted in seven years of study, I simply wanted to be able to answer two simple questions:
Seven years is a long time to figure out the answer to two simple questions, but after not just seven years of research, study, trying things out and drawing on my own personal experiences, I finally figured it out. Halleluiah, it felt like a Eureka moment, I wanted to run out into the street and shout out loud, “I’ve finally figured it out”, but of course my voice is just one amongst millions. You can shout out, but it is no good if nobody hears, if you are drowned out in a sea of voices, but you are here, and now you can hear my voice, and learn what I discovered, and it is a revelation, and offers the potential for a revolution. In learning what I learnt, you can:
What I discovered is:
What I learnt is that to get better results you need to fundamentally do three different things:
In addition to these three things there are two strategies you can embrace to enable you to 1. Get your CV / Resume to work and 2. To get the very best results possible.
The first of these strategies is to adopt a “Paradigm Shift”, which is a disruptive innovation, it is a real game changer:
Most people believe their CV / Resume is just about them, but the reality is that whilst it is obviously about you, it is also about the recipient, their wants, needs and deepest desires.
As soon as you adopt an employer centric approach, you can change the game, turn failure into success if that is what you have experienced, success into even greater success and if you haven’t yet started you can short cut straight to the best approach, to achieve the best results as quickly and effectively as possible.
I can show you how to do it, but not in this blog article.
Job hunting is normally a competition, you are up against other people and you need to be able to compete and win.
It is just like a sport or a game that you play. The truth is that we can choose to do anything in life at any level. If you make the analogy of sport, you can play a sport at any level from a novice to a world or Olympic Champion. When you decide you want to compete and win at the highest level, you see things differently, you think differently, and ultimately you act differently, doing different things to other people or the same things but better.
Take this concept to CV / Resume Writing, and you can see when simply following the same old advice, doing the same old things as everyone else, won’t get you an advantage.
I can help you take your CV / Resume writing to the highest level, to get the best results, but you have got to want to. Is it easier? Of course not, you have to work harder and smarter, but then that is life isn’t it, you get out what you put in. Take the lazy, easy approach and your results are likely to reflect it.
I hope this advice has served you.