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Critique - The Modern Resume


Critique - The Modern Resume

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What about these titles:

Build a Better Brand and Find Your Dream Job

Branding Your Career

The Modern Resume: Learning to Market Yourself

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I like the "The Modern Resume: Learning to Market Yourself"

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Me too. The last one works best. I think Resume still needs to be in the title.

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I should mention that "The Modern Resume" taken on its own is not very descriptive and that's what I [perhaps mistakenly] was referring to earlier. Sorry about the confusion there. "The Modern Resume - Building Your Brand" is a good title, especially since people interested in raising their profile are probably familiar with the concept of branding.
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Thanks, Doug. Do you like "Building Your Brand" as the second part, or something else like "Learning to Market Yourself"?

Or "Learning to Build Your Brand"

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Maybe something in between, like "Building Your [Market Presence/Marketability/Market Profile/Marketable Brand]", suggesting to build your brand will make you a top-tier job candidate. For some reason, the noun "market" is stuck in my head. Between the two choices offered earlier, I think I prefer "Learning to Market Yourself".

Then again, I could be splitting hairs here; the abstract tells the story well. People will probably click through regardless of which one you choose.
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Gosh... I understand about the title but it still sounds like a class on how to write a resume rather than how to build a resume if you understand the distiction.

Without pre-knowledge of both the author and the subject matter, I have to say that I probably wouldn't even look at the abstract on seeing anything along the lines of "The Modern Resume" unless, of course, I was out of a job.

There's got to be another title for this wonderful session.

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