Lately, I have had people send me their resumes for review. This is not because I am seeking employees but because friends and colleagues have either lost their jobs or are fearful of upcoming layoffs. Many of these people are suddenly without jobs, back on the market and either don't have a resume or it is extremely outdated.
My question is, "How is your resume?". Have you looked at it or updated it in the last 6-8 months or has it been a year, 5 years or even 10+ years? If it hasn't been within the last year, I can guarantee it is not accurately up to date. There are things you probably need to add, rearrange or remove so when that next opportunity arises you are not scrambling to put your resume together. Doing it last minute, means you will end up forgetting important things you have done that can add value to your resume. You may want to include courses or workshops you have attended, certifications, project or job experiences etc. In a hurry, you can put something general together but when you are trying to differentiate yourself from hundreds of other applicants "general" isn't good enough.
This is why I have recently added a professional resume writer to my Break the Norm team. We at Break the Norm Leadership strive to be "think different" leaders and stand out from the crowd. If you need help with writing, content review, formatting, or proofreading, let us help you. We want to help you highlight and articulate your strengths, skills and abilities so that you can stand out from the norm and have a fighting chance at the job you want and deserve.
Let Break the Norm help you polish up your resume and stand out from the crowd.