Resume Shooting You in the Foot? . . . Take this Free test!

By: pmegan
If you're serious about finding another job, then you have to pay attention to your resume. Is it working for you . . . or is it shooting you in the foot!

We've come to expect a lot from a resume. Yet, in reality it plays only a peripheral role in your job search. Think of it more as a business card that introduces you to an employer.

In fact, no one is going to hire you on the basis of it. An employer has to get to know you before making a decision. So, how does your resume stack up?

It's easy to find out. Get out a piece of paper and take this test. Just answer "yes" or "no". It will show you whether your resume passes muster in today's sophisticated job marketplace. The old-fashioned methods of putting a resume together are OUT! Have you met the criteris expected of a sharp, assertive resume that's expected of you these days? You can click in the link below to see how you've done.



DIRECTIONS: For your convenience, print this test out. Indicate either "true" or "false" if you agree or disagree with a statement. When you've finished, CLICK on the answer/scoring link. The scoring formula will help you evaluate your current state of readiness for the job marketplace.


1. A good resume should state your age.



2. Most employers prefers a multipage resume.



3. It's OK to leave out salary information.



4. Employers want you include references in your resume.



5. Resumes are carefully scrutinized by employers who expect to find in-depth and detailed information.



6. Attaching a flattering recent photo of yourself enhances your chances.



7. A well-prepared resume leads to an early job offer.



8. It's better to be upfront about a firing or other job history problem.



9. A resume should ideally be thought of as a personal advertising brochure.



10. Mailing your resume directly to an employer is the fastest way to land an interview.



11. Showing your compensation for each job builds your credibility.



12. Employers appreciate knowing what your salary requirements are.



13. For the best results direct your resume to the Personnel Manager.



14. If an employer never sees your resume, you'll never see a job offer.



15. Most traditional resumes tell employers why they shouldn't hire you.
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