I sat down this evening to update my resume (because really, one should have an updated resume just in case something interesting crosses your path). Very luckily, I have a good friend who is marvelous at resume critique, and she pointed out that I had reached a point in my career where I needed to alter my format and include a profile. So off I went, diligently searching for samples of what others in my line of work have done.
You know what? They all say the same things. Everybody is working from the same list of resume action verbs. What I really want to do is just finish this up, and write the world's frankest cover letters. I just want to say - you know what? I'm good at my job. I'm not the smartest, nor the easiest, and I don't know everything. But I know I don't, and I admit it. I'm smarter than some, I'm fast, I'm logical, and my work is high quality. I don't miss deadlines. If you give me something that needs doing, I'll figure it out. So here's the resume. I think it has all the right buzzwords. It looks the same as everyone else's. Just call me. We'll talk. And either we'll like each other and I'll do a good job for you; you'll be glad I'm there, or we won't fit, and then no harm done.