Looking at your résumé, aside from it’s purpose to ‘get you a job’, would you say that it really shows who you are?
Looking at mine (on LinkedIn), I am struck by how I appear in it. It says nothing about how I actually spent, nor spend, my days. It says little about ME, other than where I went to school (can’t you see how smart I am?), where I’ve worked (yes, THEY hired me!) and what titles I was given (don’t I sound impressive?). It’s a very inaccurate picture of how I add value to the world.
When I wrote it, I was hoping to do a good job of selling you on what I appear to be.
Ridding myself of the résumé mindset
I’m going to re-write my résumé and I’m not going to try to create an impressive appearance. Rather this time, I will focus on where (I now see) my true value lies — in knowing and showing who I really am.
For my greatest competitive advantage is that I am figuring out who I am and becoming it. Through painfully honest self-assessment I’m understanding and embracing the skills – or perhaps even one skill – at which I excel. And I think that is far more impressive than any of my job titles.
I’m discovering my real job, my calling. What could be more impressive than my 150% TJ passion and talent coming to fruition?