During the global economic downturn of recent years, the low-end online resume and careers industry expanded to glutenous levels, thriving off the despair of jobless Americans who who spent days – sometimes weeks – scouring the internet, desperate to find ways to boost their job prospects.
From within the festering, dog-eat-dog world of America’s recession-time job-market, emerged the perfect environment in which shameless webmasters could falsely pose as career coaches, and begin plying their fraudulent trade. But to maximize their earning potential the race was on to discover what exactly made a winning resume. Highly effective resume writing techniques already existed, but these were the closely guarded secrets of executive resume writers, and they weren’t about to divulge information that had taken them decades to acquire, having been passed down from generation to generation of resume writer.
Eager to get their hands on a piece of the pie, e-entrepreneurs started investing time and money into deciphering exactly what contributed towards a resume’s effectiveness.
With the land of the free happily plodding through a credit-fueled economic golden era – blissfully ignorant of rapidly mounting toxic debt – the process of getting hired was equally peachy. To switch jobs, all one’s resume needed to do was demonstrate that an applicant met basic job application requirements, and that they held some relevant experience.
Yes, the job market was still a competitive environment, but for mid-level jobs, landing a job interview was relatively easy.