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How Tom Cruise helped me write thousands of job-winning results

The Tom Cruise metaphor is a story Perfect Resume CEO Kent Lee shares with clients almost every day to create job-winning resumes. It's a metaphor that helps illustrate to clients that when it comes to choosing content for your resume, less can actually be more.

Here's the Tom Cruise Metaphor:

Let’s say you walk into a bar, and you meet Tom Cruise. He says, “Hi, I’m Tom Cruise, the actor.” You say, “Really? What movies have you been in?”

Tom says, “I’ve been in ‘A Few Good Men,’ ‘Risky Business’ and ‘Jerry McGuire.’”

And if he stops talking right there, you’d probably be blown away, because all 3 of these movies are iconic, Academy Award-nominated

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