Dressing up your resume

Why putting your desired job title matters

Dressing up your resume

As the old saying goes, dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But what about your resume and website? Shouldn't they reflect the job you're striving for, rather than your current one?

Showcasing Your Ambition and Drive

As someone aspiring to be an Engineering Manager, I decided to take matters into my own hands and proudly display that title on my website and resume. Sure, I may not officially hold that position yet, but why not let potential (and even current) employers know what I'm working towards?

By showcasing my desired job title, I am not only telling my potential employers what my career goals are but also expressing my ambition and drive to grow my career. Many employers want to see that you're not content with just staying put in your current position but instead have a clear vision of where you want to go.

Setting Yourself Apart from the Competition

Adding your desired job title to your resume and website can set you apart from the competition. By putting your desired job title front and center, you're making it clear that you have a specific set of skills and experiences that make you uniquely qualified for that position. It gives employers a reason to pay closer attention to your application and take you seriously as a candidate.

Additionally, by putting your desired job title on your resume and website, you're showing that you have a long-term goal and are willing to work hard to achieve it. It shows that you have a clear career path in mind and that you're taking steps to make it happen.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Of course, it's important to be honest about where you currently stand in your career. You don't want to mislead potential employers into thinking you have more experience or a higher title than you actually do. But there's nothing wrong with adding a little flair to your resume and website to showcase your aspirations.

If you're applying for a job that you're not quite qualified for yet, consider including your desired job title and explaining how your skills and experiences have prepared you for that position. Just make sure you're honest about where you're at in your career, so you don't come off as misleading or untruthful.

That's a Wrap

To wrap it up, putting your dream job title on your resume and website can be a great way to demonstrate your motivation, stand out from the crowd, and show that you have a clear career direction. Just remember to be truthful about your skills and not give the wrong impression to hiring managers.

So go ahead, and add that desired job title to your website and resume. Dress up your career the way you want it to be. And who knows? With a little luck and a lot of hard work, that desired job title may become a reality sooner than you think.