Tag Archives: value

Never Undersell Yourself… Ever

Never undersell yourself.  I know it is difficult sometimes because many job seekers are constantly having to shift their tactics to try and align their backgrounds as closely as possible to position openings. Oftentimes, they find that they might seem overqualified to the prospective employer, and therefore, for the lack of a better description, “dumb down” their rĂ©sumĂ© in an effort to not come across as strongly. But if you have resorted to these tactics previously, consider these potential career setbacks: You could put yourself back financially by going for a lesser position with equally lesser pay which can mean… Read »

Show ACTION in your resume!

When I teach classes on writing resumes, sometimes, to get a laugh out of the audience, I adopt a ‘Ben Stein’ tone (ala “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) to provide a dramatic example of how boring people’s resumes can be: “I did this, and I did that, and that’s that.” Yuck! No one wants to read a dry boring resume and try to figure out the person behind the piece of paper. Which is all the more reason why you need to integrate a proactive, dynamic voice to this document! The real key behind adding energy behind the words is to… Read »