When you're writing a resume, you're often thinking about what you want to get out of it when you should really be thinking about the reader's experience. Sean Weinberg, co-founder of of resume-grading web app RezScore, suggests that if you write your resume for someone who wants to read it, you'll end up with a much better end product.
The main trick to getting over your resume writing hate is to forget about your personal needs, and write a reader focused resume. By thinking about what the reader needs to see versus what you need to say, you're taking the pressure off yourself. You're not selling yourself on the resume; you're selling a productized candidate. Externalising yourself and your experience makes it exponentially easier to write a resume. You're not losing a bit of yourself by deleting that experience; you are only refining the sales pitch. [Y]our resume writing is not going to be successful until you can take your self-worth out of the mix.
Like Sean says, think of it like a sales pitch and not a history of your work life. You want to provide the most important things, not everything. After all, recruiters are only looking at your resumes for an average of six seconds.
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