“To be frank, I was really looking for someone just to write my resume. I was not looking for guidance. As you may have noticed, I am Director of Information Security and have very little time to devote to resume writing.”
This message came to me a while back. When I read it, I cringed. Why did I cringe?
Because the best resume writer on the planet who might have come up with the best resume examples and the best resume templates can't write a resume for someone else without first having proper information.
The only person who has walked in your shoes is you. You are the only person who can properly talk about your accomplishments, contributions and the value you've created for businesses you've worked for in the past. If you’re not willing to put information on the table for a talented resume writer to help you, the resume writer can’t help you.
It’s great that this person is a Director of Information Security but that doesn’t matter at all in the context of getting a great resume written. When a person needs help with anything in life, it is wise to show humility by stepping aside in order to let the expert they’re reaching out to step in and stand by their side.
I call this “getting out of your own way”. There are times in life when the greatest gains will be achieved when we’re able to get out of our own way in order to let someone help us in areas where we’re not the expert.
Before you even consider engaging a resume writing service, you need to be willing to participate in the resume writing process.
Jeff Snyder’s, Jeff Snyder Coaching Blog, 719.686.8810