By: John Holmgen TheExpertResumeWriter.com
Be honest and forthright in your resume and job application information.
We all have our human flaws and we all need to feel important.
Why would we not make our jobs more significant they really were?
That means exaggerating your job and what you accomplished.
Do not get into flights of fancy about your experience. Potential employers hire you for what your accomplishments can do for them.
In the real job market, however, potential employers check references.
Anything other than the unvarnished truth will bite you.
If your employment history is a straight line record of accomplishment, great! Lucky, or talented, you.
However, that’s not typical of most people. Most change jobs for perceived alternative opportunities. Sometime, too frequently.
Face up to your real, objective employment record. It’s probably not as pretty as you’d like. But get it out on the table and emphasize the skills you can bring to the organization. It is absolutely the best thing you can do.
I’ve written elsewhere about not being excessively modest, either. Just stick to the truth and underline your accomplishments.
If you, as most have, a blemish in your background history, it is WAY better that you make that known than to have it discovered later in a background check.
Note: Keep this in mind. When I was hiring people, I felt that if the candidate had 75 – 80% of the skills necessary for success and a stable employment record, there would be a job offer.