We live in an “it’s all about me” society.
Maybe it’s just déjà vu from the “Me Decade” of the 1970s if you can even remember back that far or simply a lack of societal originality aided by advanced technology. Either way, it would appear duck-faced selfies are here to stay.
Your resume, to a certain degree, is an extended reflection of this society. After all, it is also all about you, too.
In theory, if not in practice, your resume is a well-written document. It highlights your vast work experiences and associated accomplishments while succinctly focusing on your marketable skills and impressive abilities.
What’s not to love? It IS all about you, right?
Well, about that…and here’s where you need to pay attention:
Your resume may be all about you but it isn’t written for you. It is written for a prospective employer.
That means the good stuff you include on your resume should be targeted to what the employer wants to see and the employer wants to see if you’re a good fit for a given job.
Logic says (when logic applies) that your resume will get more attention when it is written with the job and the employer in mind first.
Now, queue the duck face. Pimp the shot.
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