Why this article?
This article is written specifically to warn the business world about an aspect of hiring employees. They need to understand as soon as possible that “Hiring people with good resume does not mean hiring good people”. I can see around me people who are obsessed about good resume and better writing of covering letters. Generally, HR department will screen the applications of candidates based on formatting of the resume and the manner in which covering letter is written. (Note: If your company/organization is not doing it, congratulations, you are doing the right thing).
Wad reading one article about “Tips For The Perfect Resume And Cover Letter” on Forbes.com, for your information Forbes.com is Ranked 54th Most visited website in United States and 157th in global usage ranking (as per Alexa.com). The article can be referred to at following link.
First of all, the article should not have been published.
One thing good about the article is that I got a chance to write to you about something very important. Want to narrate one instance when on being mocked for his dress in America, Swami Vivekananda said, “In your country the tailor makes your personality but in our country our character makes our personality.”
Applying the same analogy, I want to make this point very clear that leaders and people of potential can be found in all forms, shapes and colors. So, it’s completely baseless and foolish if someone rejects the person for interview just by seeing their resume and cover letter.
It means we are deciding a person’s entering or not entering in an organisation by their resume making skills. Are you hiring them for resume making? Do you expect to hire them for doing job or are you hiring them for making resumes and presenting them all the time.
I mean, if I would be in a manager or a leader, I would definitely look at the contents, experience and skills rather than the words used to express the same. Those who don’t have anything useful to do in this world but knows only good language does this type of analysis about what word are used and so on. “You have 70% chance of being called for interview if you write these words and 75% of being rejected if you use those words. These all are analysis for doing time pass.”
I consider this as a fool’s job to do such analysis. Please don’t do it.
At a stage where forbes.com’s reputation is concerned, before updating any article like this, it should be approved from a responsible person. We can observe where the world has reached and we are talking about resume making and cover letters. After Spending few bucks if a person makes good resume with the help of resume making services, will he become more talented? Will he be able to do work more productively. I think we should come out of these foolishness and think rationally.
One more thing, good resume does not mean good person.
I wish I made my point clear.
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