Top Tips for Updating Your Resume, from NY Career Coach, Catherine Palmiere
A lot of questions come up when we’re ready to switch jobs. One of the toughest areas is “resume renovation.” Where is one to find REAL tips on updating a resume? A Google search will net you 400,000+ responses. So if you have a lifetime to devote to just updating your resume, that might be a path to pursue.
If, however, you’d like the advice of a career coach with 30 years of staffing experience – one that happens to also own two businesses and know both sides of the hiring equation, then I’ve got three secret tips for resume renovation.
Top Tip for Updating Your Resume #1:
Think outside the box! There are many style tricks you can implement, especially if you’re not going for a super-corporate job. For instance, you can stand out from the crowd by using a watermark with your initials. Or why not use a great photo? (Just be sure it’s professional.)
Top Tip for Updating Your Resume #2:
One of your goals should always be to differentiate your resume from the rest, and the best way to do that is always by highlighting your accomplishments. How you showcase those career wins and update your resume to feature them properly is another story. First of all, lost in a paragraph of other tasks, like running the quarterly meeting or handling travel arrangements, is a big mistake. At the very least, bullet point your accomplishments for each position.
Stay tuned later in the week for Tip #3 on Resume Renovation.
If you find that updating your resume is more difficult than you expected, hiring an expert to take this on (and ask you the right questions to help you build a better future) is an investment that can pay for itself exponentially over a lifetime. You may send me inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
To your success,
Catherine Palmiere, CEIC, CPBA, CPCC, CPC, CTS, CSS