Value vs. Values – What should your résumé be focused on? 

By Joe Szynkowski |

The résumé was once a data dump – a paper receptacle onto which job candidates would unload every sales metric and company penny they had a hand in saving. 

The tide has turned. 

Companies are now looking more into how new hires will fit their cultures. Personality tests are carrying serious weight these days, as companies are vetting their finalists in an effort to shrink turnover and swell employee engagement. 

Read the new Time magazine cover feature for proof. 

I recently worked on a résumé project for a banking executive for a $10B national entity. 

When I asked him to describe his greatest achievement with the bank, he skipped over the millions of dollars he had added to the bottom line. Instead he detailed his role in catalyzing major gains in the bank’s Gallup survey for employee satisfaction scores. 

Values over value. It’s a sign of the times. 


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