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This Résumé Helps You To Get A Job By Promoting Your Failures & Non-Skills
By Valerie Chang, 10 Apr 2015
Forget about embellishing your résumé with accomplishments and accolades the next time you go on a job hunt.
‘The Relevant Résumé’ wants you to do the opposite instead—through your failures, non-skills, missed honors and bad references.
The brainchild of Ogilvy & Mather creative Jeff Scardino, he revealed that one can learn about a person more through their failures and missed opportunities.
He told Fast Company, “The idea hit me recently when I was helping in an interview process and people were providing references; what if I asked for bad references? References from people who didn’t like the person or thought he or she wasn’t good. That would tell me more about the person.”
He continued, “You have to fail in order to learn, so why not be proud of what you’ve overcome? By having a relevant résumé, you show that you’re confident in your abilities and that you have humility and room to grow. It also allows companies to find applicants who are comfortable with where they’ve been and what they’ve overcome, rather than sifting through the same old lies and embellishments.”
Head on over here to find out more or download a template for yourself.
[via Fast Company, images via The Relevant Résumé]
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