Resume Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old resume quotes, resume sayings, and resume proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have.     

Bo Bennett

If you haven't had a few dents in your resume, you haven't tried.     

Andrew Forrest

You are not your resume, you are your work.     

Seth Godin

The most important tool you have on a resume is language.     

Jay Samit

You should never write your own resume, personal ad, or obituary. In all three cases it is better to show your humility by letting someone else lie for you.     

David Hayden

Always give your resume of good deeds when you run into someone that you wronged many years ago. They simply need to know today's version of you, before they judge you on yesterday's news.     

Shannon L. Alder

Never restart a journey and use the same road that failed you before.     

Dennis E. Adonis

The way to resumption is to resume.     

Salmon P. Chase

No one has a resume that they are 100% comfortable with, nor does anyone have a life that they are 100% comfortable with.     

Jay Baruchel

Beware of relying solely on a resume to hire; skills can be taught. What cannot be taught is a great “can do” attitude.     

Beth Ramsay

It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit.     

Anna Quindlen

I think if you were to look at my resume in total you would see a lot of things that are kind of all over the map.     

Don Cheadle