A resume is your first contact with a potential employer, and therefore requires a lot of attention. The resume traditionally tells the prospective employer what you have accomplished professionally to date The need or creation of a resume to the best of my knowledge came about quite recently.
In the past when someone applied for a job preference was given based on a variety of reasons such as religious affiliation, society or organization affiliations, creed etc. a nd regardless of the perspective employee's abilities. As a result of favoritism, creed prejudice, nepotism and other issues caused a huge employee turn over rate.
As a result the concept of a centralized employment department was first written down in the 1920's. The "blue print" or goal of a centralized employment department was to elicit information from prospective employees, and to make it a pleasurable experience. The person in charge of running the departmental was given the title of manager of them employment department, or hiring manager.
The application grew out of a need to control the paperwork system used in the past also known as an 'employment form" or the inspiration to the modern day application. The application as we currently call it contained information regarding the interviewee such as education, trade skills marital status and more, as well as the impressions of the interviewer.
This form was intended to furnish the reader (hiring manager) with enough information about a perspective employee without ever meeting face to face, and to provide the hiring manager the ability to match the stated skills on the form, to a job description from a foreman, or department manager.
The modern day resume is the American name for the Curriculum Vitae ( abbreviation, CV) used in the UK and the Netherlands. The term resume is also used in English Canada. Although a resume tells of your career achievements it should be at least one to pages long.
-Malka Maxwell lives on the East Coast of the United States with her children. How To Get Ahead With Resumes (revised) is her first published book.
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