Thou Shalt Not Confess
“Forgive me, Father, it’s been a year since I last updated my resume,” you cry. Have no fear, my friend; I’m here to fill you in on all the tips, including this one: don’t let one trace of that confessional tone leak onto your resume!
Why? Because your resume is not a confessional—you don’t have to tell all. Don’t waste space or distract the reader by putting anything on your resume that doesn’t support your job objective or cast you in the best light possible with regard to experience, ability, age, and personality. (In Part 2, I talk about how to work with these issues specifically.)
Be selective. Pick through all your information and choose only what’s relevant to your job objective. The resumes later in this ...