A Resume Is An Advertisement, Not An Autobiography

I’ll be honest. I still find it painful to edit out parts of my resume that look good but aren’t directly relevant to the industry I work in. In an effort to be completely thorough, it is tempting to write an autobiography of my professional experience instead of a carefully crafted advertisement of my best skills.

It can be painful to edit out parts of your resume that look good but aren’t relevant to the industry you are targeting.

As a Career Coach, I find this ironic because I don’t experience this same struggle when assisting clients with their resumes! In fact, it's quite the opposite! I think it’s because I don’t have the same relationship to their employment history as I have to mine. In other words, I am a “fresh pair of eyes” and this enables me to help clients make tough decisions about what to leave in and what to leave out of their resumes.

We all need a fresh pair of eyes to get objective feedback on our own writing, so if you feel you could benefit from this, I’d be happy to help. I am committed to showing you how to transform your resume into a stellar advertisement that is simple, relevant, and compelling for the employers you are targeting. As a Career Coach, it's what I do best.

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