The Audacious Resume

Would you describe your resume as bold, gutsy or the ever popular ballsy?

Probably not.  Most people’s resumes aren’t.  They are lackluster descriptions of the jobs that they have done since they graduated.

Sometimes there are “highlights” or “action verbs” but do they really represent the skills and experience behind the document?

A bold resume clearly states what you are good at and more importantly, what problems you can solve.

  • I create software that makes your process faster.
  • I build highly productive sales teams.
  • I resolve customer issues quickly and effectively.
  • I can identify and attract candidates that will thrive in your demanding culture.

This is what a hiring manager needs to see.  They don’t have time to get to the bottom of the first page to figure out what you can contribute to their team. They need it to be front and centre.

In order to do this, you need to know what you are really good at.  Try this: distil your work/career/experience into just three words.  Yes, only three.  It’s hard but when you get three words that are happy with, you can use them as the foundation for your newly refreshed and revised audacious resume.

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