Resumes suck (I mean, kinda)
I despise writing resumes and here’s why:
Here are some definitions to start off with.
Resume: a document made specifically to present a person’s background, skills, and accomplishments.
Bragging: excessively proud and boastful talk about one’s achievements or possessions.
In my mind, a resume is a sophisticated way to just brag about how great you are and show off all your achievements. It’s purpose is to demonstrate how you’re so much better than other people. I understand why they are necessary and their purpose but they infuriate me to a point I cannot express properly. Writing my resume for high school was torture in itself and as I continue to grow up, it’ll only get worse.
I cannot bring myself down to a level where I list out everything great and special I’ve done in order to show strangers that I’m worthy of an opportunity. I don't like to “toot my own horn” in that perspective.
So with that, I ask myself this question: Even with the knowledge that a resume is immensely important in demonstrating your understanding and experience in certain areas, why do I still hate it so much?