When you are writing your resume, don’t be afraid to brag a little bit. Â Some may say that there is a fine line between the obnoxious, pretentious job seeker and the applicant who wants to show their stuff. Â I think that the difference comes down to proving it.
If you can support accomplishments with cold, hard facts – do it! Â Avoid vague, generalized statements touting yourself as a “results oriented achiever” or a “visionary executive” unless you can actually demonstrate that those tags suit you.
Your resume is not a place to be modest. Â If you don’t explain to the reader what you have to offer, he or she isn’t going to know, so don’t hold back. Â Think about you and what you have to offer. Â (Self-assessment is a theme that will run through much advice from Keppie Careers…Take note!)
Just don’t let your resume drown in unsubstantiated, fuzzy, one-size fits all, over-the-top expressions of grandeur. Â Your hiring manager will thank you.