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Tandem Powered offers a full suite of Professional Resume Writing, Career Development, and HR / Business Consulting services.


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Own Your Own Ideas

Kent Nolen

"I implemented a new payment processing system that saved a lot of time and money"
"Whose idea was it to implement this system?"
"It was mine! I try to keep up to date on the new solutions and I thought this would be perfect for the company. I actually pitched the idea to the leadership team and they were totally on board."

That is a fairly common back-and-forth I have with my clients. During the process of creating a new resume, clients will often share an achievement that, on the surface, is impressive (saving your company time and money is perfect resume content). However, it is not rare that a little digging will turn-up something even more impressive; that the achievement was the client's idea – they just didn't think to mention it.

Executing someone else's idea well is great. But if the idea was yours, you need to make that clear.