Well, I'll admit I thought attending a daylong session in résumé writing and job interviewing would be a waste of time. Instead, I found the class a real eyeopener.
So marvel now at the "new" job seeker:
The recent downsizing at The Sacramento Bee has afforded me an opportunity to explore new ways to put to use my twin interests of communication -- editing and writing -- and emerging Web technologies.And what makes that "exit statement" even more valuable is that it is true. I have wanted to try something new for years, but I felt tied to my job with golden handcuffs. Now the handcuffs are off, and the sky is the limit.
I also learned that my first effort at a résumé is actually an excellent example of everything you shouldn't do with a résumé. So now I offer the new, improved résumé:
Now I need an opportunity to practice my new interview skills.