Resume Writing Is a Team Sport

I was at a college night recently–nearly all of the schools presenting at the event touted their division 1 status. Clearly, teamwork is a requirement for winning university teams.

You’re probably long out of university, maybe you even have a graduate degree. My undergraduate school was division 3, but Boston College, where I earned my MBA was all about football and hockey.

silhouette of hockey player

Universities are all about team sports; resume writing is also a team sport.

We are taught that business requires collaboration (ask any former MBA student). Resume writing, too, is a team sport.

For your collaboration with your executive resume writer to be successful, you will have to commit to the following principles:

  • Communication
  • Vulnerability
  • Honesty
  • Pride
  • Humility
  • Collaboration

In fact, your executive resume is likely to be even better than you or I imagined if we collaborate extensively on the first draft. When you are reading that first draft, you might find that you want to tweak the phrasing, add something, or challenge what your resume writer put to paper.


Resume writers with long and deep editorial careers can take it–and we want you to collaborate. Bring your best; you will not regret it.

A Side Note about Resume Writing as a Team Sport

If you and I have spoken about the resume writing industry, you will have heard me report with pride and glee that the industry is extremely tight. There are four major professional organizations (I’m an active member of three of them), and their members all know one another. For us, there is no competition; we are all willing teachers, students, mentors, and friends. This is the best part of the industry, by far, and it’s gratifying to know that we have one another’s back in every case.