Career Calling

May 8, 2012

I Never Have. . .

Filed under: Resume Writing — claycerny @ 2:28 am
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I don’t know how to use Access. (But I am an expert with Excel and PowerPoint.)

I’ve never managed people. (But I have managed contractors who supervise large teams.)

I did not complete my undergraduate degree. (But I have been my company’s leading sales manager for the last eight years.)

Over the 10 years I’ve been interviewing clients and writing their resumes, one constant I’ve noticed is that most people focus on the wrong thing.  They talk about what they haven’t done or what they don’t know.  Instead, the key to success is knowing your selling points and then finding an employer who needs them. 

While this information is important for resume writing, it’s equally important during interviews.  Your goal should always be to make the employer confident in your ability to do the job.  Negative thinking doesn’t help that effort.  Whenever you find yourself talking about what you don’t have, stop and turn it around.  What do you have that an employer wants?  What qualities will make you an excellent employee?

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