Do you have nit-picker’s disease? Things you write – in this case, your résumé – are never quite good enough, never quite done. How can you be cured of that disease?
You’ve heard it all your life, your parents would tell you it’s not a good idea to brag or boast about things you’ve done. Others don’t like to hear it, because it sounds too much like pride. That was good advice when you were a kid. But does it hold true when you’re creating your résumé? To brag or not to brag?
You should not do your job search alone. You can be independent, but not a loner. You need others to review your résumé, to provide job leads, to offer advice, to be referrals. A job search is indeed a group effort.
God has been weaving your résumé, and building your skill set with every job you’ve held. Even now, in your job search, He is doing the same thing. He is building your skills to enable you to make a unique contribution to His adventure.
If you’re like most job seekers, sooner or later, you face the questions, “Am I really qualified?” or, “Are my skill sets in a totally different arena?” or “Do I even have a chance for this position?”
Do you sometimes feel like you are different from everyone you know? Do you sometimes think you are completely out of step with those around you? Does it seem like you are viewing the world from a totally different perspective? That’s not bad, make your job search unique to you and stand out in a crowd.
Is your résumé an attention grabber? God’s is. Max Lucado says in The Great House of God that the sky is God’s résumé. On a crystal clear night, you can look up and be mesmerized by what you see. Does your résumé do that for potential employers?