Communicate Clearly. The
better the information you give, the better your new resume will be! Also,
honesty is always the best policy. If you have challenging circumstances it is
important to address them in a positive way.
Be Clear On Your Career Goal. Having
a specific job target will help your resume showcase your skills, experience,
and accomplishments. If you want a “general resume” it will not be as
successful as a resume that is written for a specific job target.
Invest In Yourself. Your
new resume is just one tool in your job search toolbox. How you present
yourself at networking events and job interviews is important.
Your Resume is a Marketing Document, Not an Obituary. Every detail about your life and work history isn’t necessarily
needed on your resume. Certain jobs in your past may not be relevant to your
Don’t “Lend” Your Resume to Anyone Else. Your new resume is a customized document developed just for
you. Allowing someone else to use your resume(format, design, and/or wording)
may even dilute its effectiveness for you — especially if you “lend it” to a
co-worker or colleague.
Keep Your Resume Updated. Once
you land a new position (and you’re sure you’re going to stay — usually, after
the first 90 days, you know) add your new position. Keep an accomplishments
journal so you can track your achievements in your new role, which makes it
easier to respond to new opportunities that come up.