Monday, October 15, 2007

How Can You Demonstrate Leadership In A Resume? Page 2

I find that many managerial candidates want to define themselves as leaders, so they use the words leader or leadership over and over on their resumes. This won't have much of an impact on their audience (the hiring manager), but it helps personally reinforce the candidate's ego. Since many experienced job changers write egocentric resumes (writing for themselves as the audience, not the hiring manager), this shouldn't come as a surprise.

Hiring managers don't search for leadership on resumes, they search for it in person.

They may assume possibility of leadership by candidate’s title, years of experience, and most importantly ... accomplishments. Hiring managers don't believe when a candidate says they are a leader - they've heard that many many times.

Hiring managers see leadership when a candidate demonstrates accomplishments.

When writing your resume, consider who your audience is. Are you writing it for yourself? Or for the hiring manager?

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