Before you boot up your computer (or get your ballpoint pen and paper if you’re sitting at your kitchen table), I want to impart a few tricks that even some professional resume writers don’t know. These concepts can make the difference between a boring resume that just sits on a manager’s desk (or, even worse, gets thrown away) and one that demands, “Read me, read me! Call me, call me!” These resume tips are so important I’ve dubbed them “The Resume Commandments.”
The Resume Commandments
I. Thou shalt not write about your past; thou shalt write about your future!
II. Thou shalt not confess.
III. Thou shalt not write job descriptions; thou shalt write achievement statements.
IV. Thou shalt not write about stuff you don’t ...