If you’re reading this post, I bet you LIE on your resume.
You LIE about your job experiences.
You LIE about your skills.
You LIE about your accomplishments.
Here’s the head-scratching part:
You’re lying by omission when you’re undervaluing what you’ve actually achieved and what you’re capable of.
When it comes to the resume and interview, all of a sudden, your confidence wanes. You become “shy” and “humble.”
You know that you’re a smart hardworking person that delivers.
So why aren’t you confident in accurately describing what you’ve achieved on your resume? Why can’t you articulate your worth in an interview?
For most people, it’s because you’ve never learned how.
Especially for women, it’s because you’ve been told not to brag. You’ve been told to let your work speak for itself. You’ve been told to trust karma (my own Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella said this and was blasted for it!).
NEWSFLASH – This isn’t how the working world works. If you don’t speak up for yourself, if you don’t advocate for your career, no one else will.
So STOP LYING about yourself and START TELLING THE TRUTH.
Use your resume to show off your great skills and experiences. Use the interview to “toot your own horn” and show how you’re the best fit for the job!