IT Resume Makeover: How to Avoid Selling Yourself Short


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Resume expert Cheryl Lynch-Simpson helps an early career project manager develop her personal brand in this month's Resume Makeover.

There's a time and a place for modesty and humility -- your resume isn't one of them. That's what Cheryl Lynch-Simpson, executive career coach and resume expert with Executive Resume Rescue, saw when she looked at Susan Toomey's (not her real name) resume -- a talented, highly skilled project management professional who was selling herself short. Resume Makeover

"My first impression was that Susan was dramatically underselling herself," Lynch-Simpson says. "Susan's original resume was generic. Her summary contained content that could have been true of any candidate seeking similar roles, which is always a sign to me that she wasn't doing significant 'branding,'" Lynch-Simpson says.

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