Mendte: Linkedin And Resumes

NEW YORK, NY. (KPLR) – Online applications make job searching easier.  Larry Mendte has a warning for those who try and embellish a little too much.

If you are looking for a job, a lot of people these days turn to LinkedIn.

A website that bills itself as the world`s largest professional network, where you, well network with other professionals.

People post their resumes and write a profile for potential employment.

According to LinkedIn the number one word people use to sell themselves is ‘creative.’  it is the second year in a row that creative tops the list.  So maybe you could have gotten away with the claim in 2011, but in 2012 by the very definition of the word you aren`t anymore.

Be creative in your profile instead of just claiming you are.

Also on the list is organizational, effective, motivated oh and i love this one, extensive experience.

If you actually had extensive experience wouldn`t that be evident in your resume.

Track record, same thing, drop it unless you are Usain Bolt and you actually have a track record or two.

Innovative is #7, see creative.

Followed by responsible, analytical and problem solving.

Don`t just say you solve problems, give examples of problems you have solved.

You see, here is the problem, even if you are a creative, effective, motivated, analytical, responsible and innovative person like me with organizational skills, extensive experience and a track record of problem solving.  People are not going to take your word for it.  You have to show it in your writing and your resume and then hopefully again at the interview.


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