Applying for jobs sucks. You read the job description, know that you are more than capable, oh but they want 5 years experience with an off brand software that you have to google to even know what it does. So I apply anyway, I know that I can learn anything (4th semester proficiency in Latin taught me that). But what does the interviewer know about me? Nothing, all they have to go on is a piece of paper that holds a paragraph of fluff about each of my previous jobs and my school performance. That paper doesn’t say anything about me. I am proud of my accomplishments, but they are not the measure of how hard I work, how creative I am, or how much energy I invest in learning everything. They lie flat on a page, and do not give the real story.