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Vol. 16, Issue 51 - Week of December 18, 2017

Is your resume boring employers and hiring managers?Abridged: Careerealism

SEATTLE, WA -- Have you struggled with putting your brand into your resume, writing a profile paragraph that looks great, but is failing to get the attention you deserve? If you've spent considerable time on a lackluster resume that serves up the same information as everyone else's, it might be time to rewrite your resume and introductory summary to get better results.

You're boring hiring managers if your resume contains an opening paragraph like this: Accomplished professional with proven experience leading cross-functional teams, managing budgets, increasing revenue, and creating strong customer relationships. Able to work effectively in fast-paced environments, lead teams to successful project delivery, and communicate at all levels of the organization.

The problem with a paragraph like this isn't the writing itself; it's the fact this description could apply to almost anyone! What I recommend instead is a tight description that includes a level of achievement, while cutting down on the volume of words. Here's an example: Top Producer who outworks the competition to deliver over-goal results of up to 157%-identifying major account needs to secure new business in software, Internet, and e-commerce industries.

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