Five Ways Preparing Your Resume Is Like Doing Taxes.

As we bid adieu to yet another tax deadline, it got me thinking about how doing your taxes is very similar to preparing your resume. As humor columnist Dave Barry, joked, “It’s tax time. I know this because I’m staring at documents that make no sense to me, no matter how many beers I drink.” The same could be said when working on your resume.

In fact, the panic you may have felt during the weeks leading up to the deadline can be equated to the stress of preparing your resume as you begin a job search. Both require extreme attention to detail, and everything you put down can seem like a make or break move. However, creating your resume — typically the first introduction to a potential employer — doesn’t have to be left to a professional you visit once a year.

Here are five ways in which preparing your resume is like doing your taxes.  Read the full text of this great read by Josh Tolan for Mashable here.

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About Buzz Smith

Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

Posted on April 23, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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