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Chapter 11. Persuasive Case-Building > A Shift in Time Orientation from the Pas...

A Shift in Time Orientation from the Past to the Future

Evaluating what to include in your resume becomes much easier when you shift from a focus on the past to future. All sorts of information recedes in importance when you ask, “Is this relevant to what I now want to do?” This question becomes a filter for distinguishing between important and unimportant experiences.

A key flaw in conventional resumes is preoccupation with the past. They emphasize employment history, giving unabridged descriptions of more than any employer wants to know or could digest.


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