Resume Myths & Facts

Myth: A résumé is very easy to write, I don't need to hire a professional
Fact: Depending on your experience level with writing résumés, you may not need to hire a résumé writer. However, the more competitive the job market, hiring a professional résumé writer will give you that extra advantage.

Myth: A one page résumé is better than a two page resume
Fact: If your work and education history demand more space than a longer résumé is appropriate and acceptable. Let your personal history determine your résumés length.

Myth: A well-written résumé will get you hired
Fact: Your résumé goal is to introduce you to the employer, obtain an interview, identify your skills and prove your ability to do the job. Your résumé should interest the employer enough to offer you an interview.

Myth: I don’t need a résumé if I have a job or I am satisfied with my work.
Fact: Everyone needs a résumé. Since we can't predict our futures, everyone needs to be prepared for career change

Two Important Questions to ask yourself

If you're thinking about entering or re-entering the job market, there are two important questions to ask yourself:

1. How long has it been since I revised my resume?
2. How long has it been since I've been interviewed for a job?

Consider Interview Coaching

A good resume should effectively highlight your unique skills and accomplishments and clearly illustrate your potential value to the employer. It is your opportunity to make a good, first impression on paper.

Next, this is your opportunity to make a good first impression in person. If you have been out of the job market for some time, it is likely your interview skills should be reviewed and, in most cases, improved. At Prestige we know what impresses an employer and with our Interview Coaching, you can too. For more information, check out our page on Interview Coaching.

Resume Humour

My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory,
but I got canned. I couldn't concentrate.

After that, I tried to be a Tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it, mainly because it was a sew-sew job.

I tried to be a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme.

I had a job in a Shoe Factory, I tried but I just didn't fit in.

I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.

I managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining.

After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a Historian but I realized there was no future in it.

My last job was working in Starbucks. I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.