Beyond the Resume (or, How to Rock My World in One Easy Lesson)

One of the beauties of helping run a film company is that I get a lot of good resumes. A ton of talent. Passion. Initiative. That’s a good thing.

Where most people fall a little short though is that they spend all their (and my) time talking about themselves. A laundry list of achievement or desires that are often impressive and substantial. But not really want I want to hear.

Because in the end, I don’t want to hear about you. I want to hear about me. How do you solve my problems? What solutions do you bring to the table that dovetail perfectly with the challenges I’m facing right now? Have you looked at our work – and how would you fit in? How do you provide the missing piece to the puzzle?

It’s the same approach we have to take with our clients. Sure, they want to know we’re qualified – but what they really want to know is if we’ve listened long and hard enough to know what they need as a company. Are we engaged in coming up with answers that are uniquely crafted to them and them alone? Resumes – even a decent portfolio like ours – are rarely enough.

What everyone wants is that kind of story.

So take the time to know more about me. And ultimately about your true value to our mission. That will rock my world, guaranteed. And I will always email you back, regardless. Because we always appreciate the outreach.

For more on this – check out the amazing site Ask The Headhunter. Though this site is short on design, it’s long on great content that should be REQUIRED READING for every student or recent grad out there.

Look forward to hearing from you. Let’s Roll,



Author: Chris Donaldson

Chris Donaldson is Executive Producer at HCFmedia. Can film making change the world? The Short Answer: Yes.