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I get a request at least once a quarter to write someone’s resume for them. My answer is always no. I have strong conviction around this, for many reasons.   I believe that writing your own resume builds ownership in your career.  I believe it creates confidence in your abilities, characteristics and skills.  I believe writing your own resume is key to understanding the threads that show up throughout your career and that it is the foundation for how you communicate about yourself.  I could write a post on each one of these, but the bottom line is: Employers are expecting you to show up on the job, not me. If I write your resume it is done in my words, with my perception of your accomplishments.  It’s through my lens.  The employer hears my style and brand, not yours. Why not just be yourself? While I won’t write your resume for you, here’s what I will do. I will ask you good questions that lead to your own insightful answers.  I will help you refine wording that reflects who you are, what you can do and how you stand out from other candidates.  I will help you create a story of your career that flows.  I will brainstorm formatting options with you.  I will help you create a resume that is a clear, genuine picture of you that will open doors to the work you want. I will empower you to take control of your career and inspire you to create a career you are proud of. Interested?