Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Resumes - Personal Statement vs. No Personal Statement

The latest resume question I've been getting is about the personal statement at the top of the resume. 

Just get rid of it! Put it in your cover letter. I don’t always read cover letters but many people do. The cover-letter-readers especially love reading a great personal statement that gives the client a good gut feel for who you are.

The newest trend in resume writing is bullets the top of the resume. It is a great thing to do.  It’s easy to change out and highlight what you want based on the company’s requirements. The top of your resume is valuable real estate and it should highlight all the reasons why the company should hire YOU - so use it well. 

If you do decide to stay old school with a personal statement make sure it doesn’t have too many I’s and me’s in it. What do I mean by that? The company wants to understand what you can do for them - but, it’s not about you, it’s about them. Now go update your resume! 

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