Today’s WorkHack: Use your resume as a tease.
Pretend you’re about to go on a blind date. Which woman would you rather date?
Miss A) Slender, brunette, funny, family oriented.
Miss B) 5′ 11″, dark/curly hair, loves to tell jokes, single mom.
Miss A tells the truth without giving away too may details. On the first date she’ll share her real deal, but if she gives away too much early on, she won’t even get the date.
You must think of your resume the same way.
The goal is to get you in the door – only then – can you work your magic. Be clear about your experience and background but do not give away too much. If not, you’ll end up like Miss B, spending Saturday nights alone teaching yourself to crochet.
Learn more Resume Writing 101 by printing or downloading the document below. While designed for graduating college students, it warrants a read from job seekers of all ages.