Resume Writing- What I wish my resume could say to employers
Resumes are what we allow ourselves to be judged by.
What I wish my resume could say...
Most of us have resumes that speak of our industry related experience, our skills, our education and our talents. We log into places such as LinkedIn to be sorted out and evaluated by other professionals who are looking to hire. We pray each and every day that we are a match and that a company is a match for us. I don’t know what everyone else thinks or feels about this, but I hate it.
I wish I could put down the formal jargon, and just say what I want to say and put it all out on the table, and actually have someone offer me a job. I do SEO related services as a freelance writer for a living at the moment, and I tell you what- I love what I do, and I am good at what I do, but I am not so good at actually getting payment for what I do to benefit others, and I am fed up with not getting paid. Due to this, I am back on the job market, desperate to find a job to earn a paycheck to pay my bills before my phone and electric are turned off and my home goes into foreclosure. As I search and respond to job postings, I am growing more and more frustrated with the situation and sinking further into dept. I have considered rewriting my resume, but I doubt what I would like to say would benefit me in the slightest of ways. BUT…if I could speak freely, this is what my resume would look like…
In a lovely world...we could say something other than, I believe I am a good candidate for the position...
Now a Days...
I would get real and say it like it is...
My name is Holly and I am a writer, photographer, SEO specialist and Social Media enthusiast who is in need of a job. I am a good person and often get wrapped up in my work. I give well over 100% when I am working, to perfect what I am doing. I am looking for an employer who will first and foremost, pay me for the work I do, and also help me to further develop my skills. I do not want to work with any more companies who care nothing about their employees and only see them as work horses that are expendable.
I could list my past experiences with Web Development Firms, Marketing Agencies, and Advertising Solution Services, but the truth is- they are not who I am. I provided them with my services and for one reason or another I left those companies for more than what they were able to provide me with. I am not defined by a position, but I rather be a person whom defines a position and grows within it.
I can write what you need me to write. Learn what I need to learn, and do what it is you need me to do…PERIOD. With respect to my past employers and positions, it really does not matter what I have done, but should matter what it is I can do for you, your team and your business.
Why can't we just say what we want to say, rather than what they expect us to say on our resume?
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My Resume would focus on my abilities and dreams, not experiences
As far as my personality goes, I am easy to get along with and a happy person overall. Although, when I am taken advantage of and not appreciated, I tend to get irritated with the situation and people regarding it. I do not appreciate or work well under micro management, but do work well alone and with a team that I can bounce ideas off of and receive applicable feedback.
I can give you a dozen recommendations and reference letters from people that know me, have worked with me and believe in my abilities as a person, professional and employee, but regardless of all that, what really matters is what I believe I am capable of, and what I believe I am capable of achieving is far more than what any one person can describe to you. All I ask is for you to give me a chance to prove to you that I am or will become the right person for this job.
I am open to an interview with your company and learning what it is you do, what you believe your services do to benefit others, and how I can help this benefit. If you do not like me after that, well… that is fine by me, but I hope that you do.
I am a woman, who works her butt off nonstop, every day to help businesses develop their marketing online to reach the public and appeal to their prospective customers. I find solutions to problems, and do not know how to say I can not do something, but rather- I will find out how to learn and accomplish this task. I am loyal, dedicated, passionate, respectful, sometimes sarcastic, mostly polite... I am a REAL PERSON- AND I need a job…
Please call me (and leave a message if I don’t pick up my phone), Text me, or email me, I am willing to start as soon as you need me to. Thank you and have yourself a good day.
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