The document sits before me – black text on white background. I sigh and look over the words, the format, the general look and feel – Is there enough white space? Reminding myself that this is “just a draft” I close the document. I will look for words later when I have a fresh mind; I will find words that capture more than those I have currently chosen.
Later, between conversations and bits of laughter, I find myself contemplating the document, not looking for more robust and descriptive words, but considering if there is a way to infuse the text with life?
The document is my resume, one of the more dry pieces I have drafted in years.
It does exactly what it is meant to do, list and document an outline of the work done and the skill set I have acquired. It feels generic in that I do not know if it does anything to reflect my energy, outlook, innovative spirit, or creativity.
Thus the challenge –
How to energize my résumé and intrigue the reader?
How do I make this document about me?