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Discussion on: Do not put skill bars on your resume!

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William Clark Newell

I agree, however, I was just advised 2 days ago by a big wig at Adobe, who has interviewed 700+ people, who is mentoring me and took a red pen to my resume to keep the self-rating stars on my skills section. I even asked him directly if it was ridiculous. He said keep it.

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Timo Author

Okay. This is very interesting. Do you know why he wants you to keep it? I'm very interested in his points.

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William Clark Newell

His advice may be particular to my case, I'm wanting to get back into tech after a rough go at it 2 years ago. He wants me to keep this because "everybody's doing it" and best for me to fit in at this time. He said after a few successful years in tech, I could dare to be more bold with my style choices and breaking from current norms.