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I caught this from Roger Ailes, President of Fox News Channel

There is a big difference between those who want to be something and those who want to do something.  About 95 percent of America is made up of people who want to be something, and they cause all the problems that have to be solved by the 5 percent who want to do something.

You can learn a lot from reading someones resume – perhaps even your own.

Does the resume read like a laundry list of positions held and nothing more?  Or, does it include a record of measurable accomplishments and results?  This may be the difference between those people who want to be something ( a job title, a role, a position) versus those who want to do something (results).

Jack Welch sees the whole picture

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.

The “relentlessly drive it to completion” as execution is the differentiator between those who “want to be” and those who “do”.  Next time you update your resume, keep this in mind.  Corporations hire and reward measurable result – not a series of previous job titles.  Focus on results in your resume and you could become the 5 percent that land the great jobs and continue to be employed even in the toughest economic times.


Written by frrl

June 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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