When you are writing your resume, don’t be afraid to brag a little bit! Some may say that there is a fine line between the obnoxious, pretentious job seeker and the applicant who wants to show their stuff. I think that the difference comes down to proving it!
If you can support accomplishments with cold, hard facts – do it! 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. 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. Think about you and what you have to offer. (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. Your hiring manager will thank you!