The link between resume writing and career counseling
Your resume chronicles your professional, academic, and (believe it or not) personal life; it explicitly and implicitly details where you’ve been, what you’re doing, who you know, what you believe in and, perhaps most significant, what you’d like to do next and for whom.
When you sit down to write your resume, you’re examining and evaluating your work history which is irrevocably positioned in the context of your personal life. As you edit bullet points, you’re reevaluating achievements; as you list degrees, coursework, and training, you’re recalling vocational obstacles; as you craft your summary paragraph, you’re reshaping self perception; and as you build an objective statement, you’re rethinking values, beliefs, and short- and long-term goals.
All this, and in a succinct, coherent, and compelling format. That’s a lot to accomplish in a few hours, and it becomes even more challenging when any of the above-mentioned self-defining criteria is remembered as unfavorable.
Put another way, If you’re having trouble writing your resume, it’s likely you’re having difficulty navigating your career. Similarly, if you’re struggling in your work, you’ll almost certainly experience frustration and dissatisfaction when attempting to design your resume.
Contrary to what many careerists conjecture, resume-writing does not consist of merely constructing a visually appealing marketing tool; it involves reviewing your life’s work line-by-line and building an accurate yet favorable representation of who you are both personally and professionally.
From this perspective, with our multi-dimensional experience and training in career counseling, recruiting, and resume writing, we craft personalized, professional resumes that demand attention—the right kind of attention.
At BrightSide, we have the talent and vision to transform the way you see and present yourself.
You’ve accomplished a lot in your life. Let us help you tell your story.