How to write a resume: 3 unexpected rules

How to write a resume: 3 unexpected rules

Most people have a rough idea of how to write a resume that is passable. The ‘good enough’ approach is adopted all too often, with job-seekers frequently opting to send one generic resume to many rather than spend the time tailoring their resume to each role.

It stands to reason that a resume that speaks directly and specifically to a potential employer is more likely to succeed than one that doesn't.

How to choose a career: why a "good job" can make you miserable

How to choose a career: why a "good job" can make you miserable

I asked my father for his definition of a “good job”.  Without looking up from his paper he replied, “good pay.”

The profit maximisation paradigm has been the dominant approach to business and to choosing a career for the past century.  Indeed, the Kelly Global Workforce Index found that the main driver for career change among Generation X and Generation Y workers is the need for a higher income.

But here’s what’s interesting.