Making it up as you go along is probably one of the most effective success strategies you can implement. The trouble is that patrons of the predictable try to brainwash lesser mortals like you and me with their grand narratives (tall stories) about how anyone can achieve complete control of their lives.
For men it turns out that a limp one is a very big deal that could have serious impacts on their future prospects. However that same does not apply to women. Firmness it turns out is very much a male issue.
In Amazing Resumes published in the USA (and in Brilliant CV for the UK and Resumes that get shortlisted for Australasia) I use the idea of the first date as a way of thinking about what you are trying to do in a job application (i.e. emphasise the positive, eliminate the negative, and maximise the ...
Bright and Earl’s Brilliant CV [also Amazing Resumes ED.] is not another Resumes 101 or Resumes for Dummies. Grounded in research on resumes by organizational psychologists, human resource managers, and recruitment consultants, and relying on interviews of hundreds of recruiters across different industries, Bright and Earl provide invaluable insights for teachers and students of business communication.