There are lots of jobs out there, but your resumes stink

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If you are unemployed, I hope you saw this recently; stories about a record number of jobs out there. There are 5.6 million reasons why you could soon be getting a paycheck.

So, if you've been on the beach for a while, things could be looking up. It's your time to stand out! If you have a good resume, it should get noticed, right?


The way I see it, I have a feeling some of you couldn't get a job even if you bought one.

I get resumes all the time for open positions. And I still see some of the things I've been talking about for years now.

It amazes me how many potential candidates don't do the little things. In the past few months, I've seen so many resumes that can't communicate, have no talent, and aren't efficient.

And a lot of people would be good hires at a typo company.

I've heard from people who apply for a job, but have never watched this show. Do yourself a favor: If someone ever calls you about a resume you've sent -- or for any job -- and you can't carry a basic conversation about why you applied, go to Google and then call back when you're prepared.

I've gotten resumes without phone numbers and with a lot of words that don't say much, like "implementing daily monitoring."

Let's not forget the fact that more than half of you lie on your resume.

So I'm going to give you the best advice, people: Get your act together.

There are jobs out there to be taken; it just feels like you aren't taking the time to get one.

Although, think about all the qualities I've been seeing such as screw ups, big talkers, liars, lazy people who don't prep.

Well, at least it feels like they're qualified to work in one place.