2 Quick Resume Tips

An article about resumes was brought to my attention today, written by Janice Worthington, executive director of Worthington Career Services.  Janice was blunt and to the point, here’s what stood out for me:

“If you merely tell me what you do,  you only qualify yourself.”  She goes on to explain that you need to describe your “tales of glory” including your challenges, efforts, and results.  These will distinguish you from the rest of the herd.

Another piece of advice: don’t exaggerate. Janice writes, “the cover up is always worse than the initial problem.”  Once your fib is discovered the hiring manager or interviewer is likely to want to “sever all ties.”