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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that résumés are daunting to perfect.
For those who are still in school or just starting out, you barely have any experience to begin with, so you have to euphemism the heck out of simple tasks (yes, I just used euphemism as a verb).
“I maintained the visual identity of our brand by selectively transferring products to primary merchandising locations”. Translation: “I re-arranged and re-stocked shelves”.
– Example from a real life résumé I’ve screened
What aggravates the issue is that most people have never been taught how to do it properly. Particularly if you did not study business, meaning you were likely left to your own devices without structured and credible guidance provided by your school. In a previous post, I dive deep into what a good résumé should look like for new grads looking to start their marketing careers.
But today, I want to address a specific part of the résumé that I see way too often, that I plead for you to avoid like seeing your ex on the street.