People usually spend most of their time creating their unique and perfect résumés. It is true that almost all companies require résumé when they are looking to hire, but is resume as important as we think? When I put the topic of the post, I lied, résumé does matter, but not in the way that most of you might think.
Résumé is like fashion
Résumé is like how you dress for a party, whether you like it or not, it’s a fact that people do judge by outlook. If you dress right, you can easily get into conversations in a party; however, it doesn’t mean that you are truely meeting these people. Once you’ve started the conversation, your outlook has done it’s job, now it would be your turn to show these people who you are, and what you are like.
What many people don’t know about fashion
Fashion reflects lifestyle, fashion is something that tells others about yourself without directly communicate. Therefore, if someone dresses apart from who he/ she is, people can find out as soon as they start talking. No matter how unique and great your résumé is, it can only be the ticket for a conversation, the only thing that really matters is who YOU are.
Something bigger than a résumé
Résumé can only tell people about your knowledge and experience, but nothing about who you are. Owning a blog is one of the ways to show your personality, “You are what you blog”! Instead of just telling people what you know through résumé, you can SHOW them what you know, as well as your enthusiasm towards your expertise.
But is this really true?
To prove I am not exaggerating, here is a real world example. As you might know that I’ve been a social media intern at Ogilvy PR Hong Kong, Digital Influence working with Thomas Crampton and Jean-Francois Amadei for more than 3 months, the sad thing is that I will be going back to Toronto to finish my studies in a month. I am now looking for someone who can continue my journey for this challenging position. After reading this article, if you think you are the right person, please email me at tim(at)tim-ho.com or Tom thomas(at)crampton.com, or if you think some of your tweeps can be the perfect ones, please let them know!