"Doing the same thing over & over and expecting different results."
Rick's "claim to fame" is his creation of the Accomplishments Worksheet & Short-Form Resume format. (See links below.) Why a Short-Form resume? Quite simply: professional recruiters do not (1) have the time (nor the desire) to review all the rubbish that job seekers send them and (2) job seekers do not know how to deal with resume filtering/screening software. Many employers have taken to setting their resume filters to reviewing only the first page of a resume--regardless of how many pages you might submit for consideration. Recruiters are, for the most part, only interested in most recent and current skill sets.
The short-form resume, by definition, requires the long-form resume
In the eyes of recruiters you do well sending them spot-on, position-focused information--the Short-Form resume. However you must be prepared when a recruiter calls after receiving your submission of the short-form and says "I received your resume but I need more information..." Your response? "I submitted my short-form resume to get your attention. I have my long-form resume ready to send over. May I have your email address, please?"
Short-form, long-form, phone interview & on-site
Your providing the right amount of information at the right time in the job search process goes a long way toward having a recruiter like you. Job seekers have a bad habit of providing far too much information in their resumes. Allow for 'white space' in your resume and save the details for the interview.
BTW, in case you did not know, the quote at the top of this section is from Albert Einstein. If things haven't been going so well your way maybe it's time you tried the Really Useful Job Search Company method.
"After your presentation, I composed my short form resume that you subsequently reviewed. I used that resume to apply for a job online with a large company here in Houston that day (July 11th). I received a phone call from them on July 18th to schedule an in-person interview (short - similar to phone interview). They both commented on how they liked the resume format. It was short and to the point. Before I left, I had been invited to another in-person interview at their R&D center covering a whole day. That will happen next week.
Just thought you might like to know. Even if I don't get the job, I appreciate your guidance as I firmly believe I received the interview based on the resume."
Eric S. (PhD)