If you’ve ever seen us at an event, you may have noticed our t-shirts don’t say KAUZU on the front. They say THE RESUME IS DEAD.
Kauzu was founded to transform the American employment industry. Thousands of online job boards haven’t made it any easier for jobseekers and employers to connect. In fact, all that noise makes it harder.
And people still rely on static, one-dimensional resumes. Ugh.
A well-known corporate recruiter feels the same way. Nick Corcodilos’ Ask the Headhunter website offers some of the best job search commentary anywhere—full of savvy pointers and flame-throwing opinions. For instance:
America’s Employment System … is run by people who have absolutely no vested interest in your goals, or in an employer’s. When you mail out a hundred resumes and get no replies, and when a hiring manager finds a stack of five hundred resumes on his desk, the System fails.
Here’s his take on resumes:
I’ve looked at resumes every which way, and I just don’t like them as a job hunting tool….They don’t offer an employer any solutions, because resumes are purely historical. Who cares what you did two years ago, if you can’t convince me you can do this job now?
As an alternative, he invented The Working Resume™. It lists no credentials, no prior employers, “… no accomplishments, no achievements or awards.” Instead, it boasts:
- A clear picture of the business of the employer you want to work for.
- Proof of your understanding of the problems and challenges the employer faces.
- A plan describing how you would do the work the employer needs done.
- An estimate of what/how much you think you could add to the bottom line.
Imagine if every jobseeker created one Working Resume instead of sending out 20 conventional ones—and employers only had to consider jobseekers with the initiative to do it. How much more productive would the entire staffing industry be?
We’ve always said jobs are like relationships. But you don’t marry someone based on who they used to date. Why hire employees based on where they used to work?