The Honesty of Writing A Resume

Your resume, in addition to listing your professional experience, education and qualifications, is a reflection of who you are. When you take the time to compose your resume well, make sure that there are no errors or gaps that would raise questions, and highlight the qualifications that present you as the best candidate for the job, you show your employer that you are a polished, detail-oriented professional.

In addition to having your professional life presented in the best light, you want to make sure that your resume and your cover letter showcase your ethics and your sincerity. This is a difficult task, as it is hard to convey honesty and your good intentions in a form letter and a resume. But many employers hold a strict no tolerance policy against dishonesty. Thus, you have to take extra care in making sure that all of the information on your resume is authentic and truthful. Intentional lies on a resume are not acceptable.

However, there are certain areas of your resume may cause you to unintentionally list incorrect information. Pay attention to the following aspects of your resume to assure that you don’t find yourself appearing untruthful to your potential employer. They are:

  • List your exact title under professional experience.
  • When in doubt, don’t guess on start dates for example
  • Don’t cover up your employment gaps. It is ok to have gaps in your employment; most professionals have gaps in their experience for various reasons.
  • Be honest,  confident and highlight your work experience and achievement in a truthful manner.

The honesty of writing a resume, as a crucial element of you job search and employment longevity.


Will You Be Ready By Midnight? Take These Steps

Every year each of us makes a date with ourselves, either voluntary or by default. We take a breathe of relief, make a toast, commit to something with no intention of  actually following through, pacify our failures or loses, etc. The year has it’s way with our lives, and we repeat the process again, and again. This year will you be ready by midnight? Will you 2011 deliver what you want, if you take a little time to get your goals in place?  Hmm “goals”. Kind of cliché’ish you’re thinking. Let me suggest that is a way to bounce into action starting January 1, 2011 when the clock strikes 12:01 am.

Can I recommend that if you haven’t devised your goals for 2011 you do the following before the New Years begins. You still have time.

Review what you did in 2010. If you didn’t do anything, then decide now to change that plan.  List what you’ve accomplished. Take a minute and do a happy dance, or give yourself a pat on the back in recognition of your accomplishments (10 minutes). Next, work through the action steps listed below.  Here are some suggestions to get your started. Please add to it as appropriate.

Action Step #1 – Identify Your Three To Four Greatest Accomplishments In 2010.

Even if 2010 sucked for you, don’t forget to consider small successes that you are proud of.

Action Step # 2 –  Analyze What You Learned from Each Accomplishment.

From step number one write down what you learned from each accomplishment.

Action Step # 3 –  Identify Your Most Pressing Disappointments Of 2010.

We don’t like thinking about our mistakes. But we must, because that’s where the learning happens. Repeat action step #2 and analyze what you learned, and would do differently in future situations.

Action Step # 4 – Make a list of your goals for 2011.

Don’t write a dissertation, or get out the binder, with markers. Not yet. List 3 goals you want to accomplish in 2011. Make sure they are SMART goals:

  • Simple
  • Measurable
  • Action oriented
  • Realistic
  • Time bound

Action Step # 5  Make a date with yourself right now.

Identify when you will write out how you will accomplish these three (3) goals within the next 24 hours. If you are not sure about how to put your goals into action, of course you can drop me a line.

2011 is your year. The year you will accomplish, what you so desire. Now, if you put this work aside and do nothing, you will have an incredible REPEAT. If you want to move forward, you will keep your date with yourself. Put it on your calendar, as an appointment in your cell phone, or as a pop up reminder on your computer. Look at the clock. Did you finish before midnight?  Happy New Year, you’re off to a great start.


Warning Don’t Buy “Wow-You’re Hired” Before Your Read This Product Review

I found this product after people kept asking me about how to improve their chances with interview.  What were the tips and tricks “us HR folks” looked for during the interview that could improve a candidates success. Of course, me and my sense of humor I usually replied, “well if you aren’t a jerk or a whiner, or go in and dog out your former employer, that’s a start. I would quickly say, “I’m kidding”. And then my friends would remind me that they were serious. So, I began to look at several different tools,  that  if used, could improve an individuals arsenal during the interview process.

Sometimes, you just need the words to use to articulate a point. Then there are times when you need the structure that provides guidance or acts as a map to get you to your destination. In this case – hired.

I first reviewed this product back in 2008. I didn’t just read about it. I used it in a number of different ways. I even tried using it in ways outside the scope of the products intent. When I am trying to decide on an item to purchase, I “Google”, and look for reviews. What are other people saying about the product. And yes, this will have a bearing on my purchase.

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Now, here’s what I think about it.

Cons – It’s not a catch all for your job search campaign. The documents are designed to be used one you have gotten an interview. So, it won’t help with landing an interview.

It covers one unique aspect of the interview process that isn’t a normal part of the process. An employer might ask you to leave it behind, so they can review it. (My suggestion is that you don’t do that. Duh –  If you don’t know why, buy me a cup of tea and I’ll tell you why).

Preparation of the document is only specific to that particular company. You will need to prepare the document for each interview. You will have to do some homework on the company so this tool is effective. If you don’t want to do the work, don’t spend the money.

So, you had better really desire the position for which you are applying, or your work will be in vain.

Price Point – It’s $79.00 bucks unless you take advantage of the bonuses and special offer.

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Pros It can be a powerful tool if you take the time and do the work. If a potential candidate bought this into an interview I would think that they’ve done their homework, are action-oriented, results driven, focused, see the big picture and a problem solver. I would consider this person a strong contender, and place them on top of my list, provided the other elements of the interview measured up.

You are presenting a 30, 60, and 90 plan. This document will be very useful

for someone who may be applying for a position a little higher than their current skills and experience support.

If you are an internal candidate, it will demonstrate your understanding of various elements of the company. You will have a written plan of ideas, etc. Now listen although will have a kick butt document, don’t give away the baby.

In other words, don’t try to present all documents at the same time. The system doesn’t work that way. Share one or two items that will have measurable impact. The others will be shared once you are hired.

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Please don’t just buy this, and let it collect dust. You don’t have money to waste on this.  Use it to it’s fullest.

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