Communicating about something you love should be easy – and it probably is if you’re talking to someone who knows the same information you do. But when you try explaining your big ideas to someone not in your field, things get harder.
It may be hard to believe, but your resume can be one of the most difficult documents you’ll write. But think about it. You know the subject matter inside and out. It is hard for you to decipher what is important and what isn’t, because, to you, it’s all important. You don’t know how an outsider is going to view you. You don’t know what they will find interesting or important or what key words will make them believe you are right for the job. But you have to find a way to convey who you are and your specific skills.
Talking about technical subjects is much the same when you are the expert. You need to know your audience, you need to look at your work objectively, you need to know what you are trying to say and then figure out a way to ensure that is actually what you’re saying.
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