Don't Send Your Resume! Why you should avoid sending your resume to the Black Hole of HR Depts.

Did you ever feel like your resume has been lost in a black hole? What do you do to keep your resume out of that black hole?  The tips from this workshop will help get your resume a chance of being considered for a job.  Based on How to Land Your Dream Job, by Jeffrey J. Fox and Dan Gedal’s insight and experience, Dan shares the common perception of the resume black hole – a place where resumes and cover letters are just floating around, waiting to get into the hands of the hiring manager.  

The sheer volume of resumes today increases the result that some just get lost in the shuffle.  Who sees your resume?  What can you do to ensure that your resume doesn’t fall into cyberspace?  How do you avoid getting frustrated after you hit “send” and your resume is sent out to the application oblivion?  This workshop will be an interactive discussion using a number of exercises to help job seekers become more effective in their hunt.  

To be covered (among other things):

  • Why one shouldn't send their resume
  • Dollarize yourself:  putting down quantifiables
  • What to bring to an interview that other candidates don't
  • Ways to effectively break down this big task
  • Tips on separating yourself from the pack
  • In case you didn't know're a salesperson (why everyone needs to know how to sell him/herself)

Take aways:

  • Get a job, in less time than most other job seekers today
  • Find those jobs that aren't advertised, or even created yet
  • Learn amusing and creative ways to keep yourself motivated during the job search
  • Key methods to expand your network quickly


"The 'Don't Send your Resume' session equipped me with a set of tools that helped me re-strategize my job search in Singapore. Dan had many wonderful anecdotes to share and valuable insights that are useful to apply while hunting for a job in this country. More importantly, what I really liked about Dan, is his approachability and willingness to help/share beyond the session."

                     - maha, CRCE member


Cost: $40 (CRCE member); $60 (non-member); Late registration fee: additional $20

CRCE Cancellation & Refund policy:

The American Association of Singapore (AAS) reserves the right to cancel events/workshops. In the event of cancellation by AAS, registrants can opt to attend another workshop or receive a full refund.

If registrant is unable to attend and wishes to cancel registration, he/she must contact AAS ( at least 24 hours prior to the workshop start time, and he/she will be issued a credit that can be applied to any same priced CRCE workshop within the following 90 days. In the event of a no-show or day of workshop cancellation, no credit will be issued.


**Parking Options:

  • Limited street parking (coupon)
  • Royal Scotts Plaza car park (one building away from the Club, about 100 meters)
  • Shaw Centre - multi-story car park
  • Outdoor car park at the end of Claymore Hill 
  • American Club car park only for American Club members

Location: American Association of Singapore, conference room
10 Claymore Hill
Singapore , 229753

Date: April 29, 2016, 10 a.m. - April 29, 2016, noon