Listing "GIMP" [1] as one of your qualifications on a resume is more

Manning Search Group’s Architectural & Engineering Services practice is led by Angela Jones. Angela began her professional career in internet advertising sales after earning her MBA from Lindenwood University in 2008. Angela moved into recruiting in 2012, focusing exclusively with compact and heavy construction equipment dealerships where she worked on mid-level and executive management positions. Angela has a consistent and distinct ability for taking the needs and wants of various hiring managers and finding highly qualified candidates to match those desires. Being highly organized and utilizing multiple platforms as resources allows Angela to achieve rapid results for both everyday and hard to find positions. Angela believes that by conducting herself with the highest level of integrity and morals, the best fit for both the client and candidate can be made. Angela feels that it is important for the cultural fit between the client and the candidate to match just as much as the qualifications on a resume. This attention to detail lends itself to long term placements that benefit not only her clients, but also her candidates for the growth of their companies and careers.


The point is, it’s not enough to list your qualifications on a resume and expect your future boss to call you up swooning. Very few people can effectively communicate skill and passion in a bullet point; most employers tend to skip whole sections of resumes entirely. (And you spent so much time fiddling with those margins! I know, I know.) These days employers are more likely to know you better after googling you than reading your resume. They’ll get a good snapshot of your interests and personality through what you’re working on, and maybe even click around.

Listing "GIMP" [1] as one of your qualifications on a resume is more

Effectively communicating qualifications on a resume

Overstating your qualifications on a resume has always been tempting to some, but it's even more prevalent now that companies are receiving hundreds of applicants for each position.