Men with Pens wrote today about how a great reputation can ruin your business, making the point that sometimes the work you publicize creates a particular image of the skills you have. It occurred to me that all of us have skills that we don’t promote, but which we use competently. Here are some of the things I have done that are not on my resume:
- I have bought domain names and arranged hosting for several sites.
- I have customized WordPress themes, including changing the colours, sidebar and footer on this one (the banner design is from Men with Pens)
- I currently manage a website on a volunteer basis, as well as several of my own.
- I write resumes for people.
- I advise people on managing their writing careers.
In other words, I do more than just write SEO articles and ebooks and blog. So if you’re on this site because you’re wondering what I can do for you, these are a few things to add to the list – and I will add them to my resume one day.
4 thoughts on “Five Things I Can Do That Are Not On My Resume”
and you also know me, so if someone wants their mansion or palace covered with murals of angels and dragons you can recommend my services!
Sure thing, Daz 🙂
I think a lot of people underestimate their abilities on their resume. I recently wrote a resume for my sister based on her previous employment etc. When it comes to listing skills various duties equate to some remarkable, sellable employee skill.
Being able to customize WordPress themes means you’re familiar with PHP. (Major Skill) You’re competetant with HTML (also major these days), and you have an eye for design.
It can be hard to put everything we are capable of into our resume but it’s important too I guess. Speaking of which, I need to update my business site and resume to reflect recent updates to my skills. *grins*
It’s amazing how easy it is to list others’ skills when writing their resumes, yet we often forget to list our own, Rebecca.
Comments are closed.