How in the world can you demonstrate leadership in a resume?

Mar 3 2008 in Featured, reCareered Blog, Resumes by Phil Rosenberg



You can’t.

Leadership is a skill that you can only demonstrate in person.

So why do professional and managerial career changers take up valuable resume space trying to convince their reader that they are leaders?

I find that managerial career changers want to define themselves as leaders. Not for their audience, the hiring manager, but for themselves. Since many experienced job changers write egocentric resumes (writing for themselves as the audience, not the hiring manager), this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Hiring managers don’t search for leadership on resumes, they search for it in person. They assume leadership by your title, years of experience, and accomplishments. Hiring managers don’t believe when a candidate says they are a leader – they’ve heard that many many times. Hiring managers believe when someone demonstrates accomplishments.

When writing your resume, consider who your audience is. Are you writing it for yourself? Or for the hiring manager?

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