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Their Hundred and Fifty-Five Little Helpers
so much to
tranquilize the mind
as a steady purpose
a point on which the soul
may fix it's intellectual eye
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY
The three magic words are:
1. Promises.You start with promise. If you have absolutely no professional experience, you still have promise. This can be written in your résumé with passages like:
Because of his natural partnering abilities, his dedicated work habit, slender legs, and voluptuous arches, Mr. Lee promises to be a recognized classical dancer.
Once you are established as a dancer, you graduate to "emerging." You can also use some of its synonymsrising, appearing, or dawning. Try this magic word in sentences like:
Emerging as an elegant and refined technician whose immaculate style woos the audience into ovations.
The final step, reserved for seasoned professionals, is "demonstrated." Demonstrated and its synonymsshown, confirmed, or provenare powerful words. Write "have demonstrated" on your résumé and you almost donít need to write anything else. Try it in paragraphs like:
Victoria has demonstrated her artistry in theaters throughout the world. She has proven herself to be a leading artist and a box office draw.
While itís definitely nice to say you "have demonstrated" on your résumé, itís certainly dignified to "be emerging" or to "be promising." This is the one place on your résumé where you can be a bit modest and still not sell yourself short.
One dancer asked, "I've been emerging for my whole career. When will I graduate to 'have demonstrated?'" When you're good enoughthatís when.