Jun 22, 2023Liked by Miriam Hoffman

Good message here- "pursue what is meaningful, then share that. Don't do something that's not even worth your time just to make yourself look better."

I like to think of a resume like a billboard. A billboard is supposed to catch your eye. A good one should be flashy, appealing, interesting, or make you say "Ooh, tell me more." That being said, the billboard doesn't sell the product or service- it simply gets you to the next step. It gives the phone number to call or website to go to, and then you can discover for yourself whether the product/service is actually worth your while.

A lot of people, including myself, think or have thought that their resume is going to be the piece that sells the person, and that they need nothing besides a perfectly polished, color coordinated CV. It seems to me, though, that the true purpose of a resume is to simply interest a person enough to get an interview, at which point you will truly prove yourself and what you have to offer.

I love the insight here, Miriam. Keep up the great work!

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Adam, I love the billboard analogy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. All of us at one point or another have fallen into the trap of thinking the goal is to build our resume, or to have people look at our accomplishments and automatically think we're impressive. I'm glad to hear you're in the same boat as I am as we aim for a more meaningful life.

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