Friday, June 25, 2010

Do You Recognize These Early Warning Signs of an Egocentric Resume? Best of reCareered

Do you have an egocentric resume? What’s an egocentric resume, you ask?

Based on Wikipedia’s definition, an egocentric resume is a resume you’ve written for yourself as the audience. It makes you feel good. It should – you’ve written an autobiography, talking about things that are most important to you, that you’re proudest of and probably summed it up in a page or two.

Egocentrism – defined by Wikipedia as a) the incomplete differentiation of the self and the world, including other people and b) the tendency to perceive, understand and interpret the world in terms of the self. The term derives from the Greek ego, meaning "I". An egocentric person has no theory of mind, cannot "put himself in other people's shoes," and believes everyone sees what he sees (or that what he sees in some way exceeds what others see.)

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