Rebel Intrapreneur
Rebel Intrapreneur
095 Nils Davis Your resume should show how amazing you are

095 Nils Davis Your resume should show how amazing you are


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Nils Davis Product Management Bill Cushard Rebel Intrapreneur

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In one Linkedin post, Nils Davis showed me how my resume (all of ours) should tell the story I want the hiring manager to know. Primarily that I am the role they are looking for

Let’s face it, we have 6-10 seconds to get the hiring manager to know we are the one for them. 


Redesign our summary section. 

Nils suggests the following format: 

  1. I am a … <descriptive role, such as “enterprise software product manager in Silicon Valley.”>

  2. I have … <your top-level most impactful achievements in one or two sentences. E.G., “Driven multiple products from concept to release to market acceptance.”>

  3. I have a reputation for … <something that is valuable and differentiates you. E.G., “...building credibility fast with both technology teams and business stakeholders.”>

This seems one heck of a lot better than a summary section with a bullet point list of skills. 

Rebel Intrapreneurs are good at positioning themselves in their areas of expertise and selling themselves and their ideas. Nils and I discuss the importance of treating our resume as a sales letter. 

More about Nils Davis: 

His Linkedin post that we talked about 

Nils Davis on Linkedin 

The Perfect PM Resume

The Secrets of Product Management Podcast 

His Book: The Secret Product Manager Handbook 

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More about Bill:

Bill Cushard on Linkedin

Bill Cushard on Twitter

Rebel Intrapreneur podcast website

Bill’s book: The Art of Agile Marketing: A Practical Roadmap for Implementing Kanban and Scrum in Jira and Confluence 

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Rebel Intrapreneur
Rebel Intrapreneur
Rebel Intrapreneur is a podcast about a new category of high performing employee. Rebel intrapreneurs further the mission of an organization while simultaneous challenging the system from within. Founders and entrepreneurs are thirsty to find people who believe in their mission as much as they do, and pursue that mission relentlessly. Rebel Intrapreneur is hosted by Bill Cushard, who has reported directly to founder/CEOs four times in his career, which makes him an ideal guide on your intrapreneurial journey.