I recently was presented with the opportunity to present my resume. I had been doing a lot of reading – mostly the amazing work of Seth Godin and the equally fabulous work of Simon Sinek – and I was quickly coming to the conclusion that I was very passionate about the job that I do, very interested in empowering change and very focused on infusing my work with innovation and creativity. So, when I sat down to prepare my resume, I wanted something different.
What I have ended up with, isn’t (in my opinion) too different from “the norm” although it did get a wide-eyed reception when I handed it over with the comment “It’s bright!” (“So amI!” is the retort I wish I had come back with!). What I liked about the process of revamping my resume, was that I got the chance to really sit down and think about what I do, how I do it, and most importantly, why I do what I do. If you have not yet thought about Starting With Why, you should give it a go.
What are your thoughts on resumes? Do you share yours? I would really welcome your feedback on either of the resumes listed below – be honest! Will I like everything you say? Probably not! But I also believe that the very best comes about when we are open to hearing from others and when we are not afraid to speak our minds. Please add your voice to this conversation and feel free to post links to your own resumes if you are also seeking feedback.
View my online resume here.
Download the PDF: Resume Sonya terBorg
Download the PDF: Sonya terBorg – Resume