Monday, November 20, 2006

Don't Put Anything on Your Resume You Don't Want to Repeat

When you think about it, writing your resume is like writing your next job description, because everything you put in your resume suggests what you want to do in your next job. So don’t write about stuff you don’t want to repeat, no matter how good you are at performing those tasks!

Take my client Sarah, for instance. She wanted a sales job where she didn’t have to supervise anyone. So in her resume, she talked about her sales achievements, but she never once mentioned that she’d managed three support people in her last job.

You know what? She got a sales job she loves — and she doesn’t have to manage a soul.

So be careful what you ask for on your resume… you may well get it!

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