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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Sell yourself. That's the no. 1 thing I can tell people after reading tons of resumes and cover letters. You, are awesome and the employer would be a moron not to hire you. You are totally awesome and better get snatched up, as this is THEIR opportunity, not yours.
Well, at least have that attitude when writing it.
Perception is everything. History shows us this is true. How we perceive past events becomes the "truth". Truth is subjective anyway...
Oh, and go on LinkedIn for ideas on how to spruce up your job titles. LinkedIn seems to be full of unemployed and desperate people looking to impress one another.
Example: "Advanced Molecular Sales Engineer & Transportation Specialist"
Uh, you mean that's what you call a fertilizer delivery driver these days?
originally posted by: Profusion
I've been working on my resume recently and I've had some professionals helping me. Although they were trying to help me, sometimes they rewrite things and completely strip the statements of their meaning. Occasionally they actually misrepresent what I have done, completely. I mean 100%.
Now, none of that is being done intentionally (I hope). I know I'm making a genuine effort to be as honest as possible.
But, when I had to rewrite things that others had misrepresented about my past, I had to go back to previous resumes to word it correctly. And it dawned on me...
I'm just trying to keep track of one's person's history from the last couple of decades and that can be quite a challenge even though I was the one that lived through it.
Now, extrapolate that out to billions of people and tell me that history can be trusted at all...even if everyone was being totally honest.
Add in the fact that "history is written by the winners"...it's a mind-blower to me.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with resume writing?