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Should You Try to Boost Your Resume? | Scott H Young

Should You Try to Boost Your Resume? | Scott H Young

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The Larger Idea Behind Boosting Your Resume

Should you try to boost your resume? While the answer appears simple that anyone would like to work on getting credentials and experiences that look good on paper, the larger question includes a bigger set of problems:

Should you do things because...

An argument for not trying to please people: You should never work on something with the sole purpose of adding it to your resume.

  • The benefit of this outlook is it makes you highly independent. Satisfaction comes from within, not from other's opinio...

The world is driven by marketing. When you interact with other people, you need to know how to sell yourself. This means that you would want to fill your resume with activities that look good.

  • Instead of being focused on yourself, you craft an authentic story around ...

How can we focus on independently deciding our actions and quality of life, when so much of our lives are spent interacting with other people?

  • Independence and marketing can coexist. Pick activities you find interesting, then strive for the awards. When you have to w...

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