February, 2015

why treating yourself as a commodity is a great disservice (part 1)

Human beings are not commodities. And yet, the way that you’ve learned to think, write, and treat yourself and others professionally is in the terms of commoditization. And what is a commodity exactly? (Just so we’re on the same page) A commodity is something that exists to satisfy needs. The problem with this perspective is…

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February 23, 2015 tagged as:

the real reason you can’t be yourself on your resume

When I talk about being more authentic or more real on your resume the response I receive is often “stink eye.” I’ve been told that things “should” be the way I propose (that you can be more authentic and that employers actually want you to be so on your resume), but that I live in…

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February 10, 2015 tagged as: ,

why does it hurt to write your resume? (i know it does)

You have a resume. Chances are that you have a lot of feelings about your resume too. And most of those feelings probably aren’t good ones. I nod in understanding because I used to feel that way myself. So what happened to me that changed how I felt about my resume? Let me let you…