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Story Trumps Resume

Story Trumps Resume

Your story trumps resume…! Everybody has one. And, often your story trumps your resume. When did you last look back at your work history? Unfortunately, most people only do so if they’re pulling together a resume or compiling a background for LinkedIn. But listing dates of employment and bulleting accomplishments, while informative, is not enlightening.

Revisiting our past work experiences, however, can catapult our careers.

How? Recalling anecdotes from former jobs reshapes how we see ourselves today, through the emotions they invoke and the insights they offer. Recalling hurdles overcome emboldens us to take on new ones. Revisiting how we handled past situations puts our strengths and weaknesses into focus. And lessons learned from early mistakes make us wiser, while memories of missteps make us humble. (…read more)

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