Resume Building…and Updating! Ugghh!
So, I have had the same (boring) resume for the past 10 years or so. I simply add to it as time progresses; a new position, a promotion, an award, a training, and so forth. On the flight from Kansas City, I thought long and hard about how times have changed and are changing. I thought about the people I had just met in Kansas City while networking and business card sharing. And, I thought about my image. I thought about my array of cardigans and slacks that I wear to work, and my standard business cards, and yes, my boring resume. And, by golly, it clicked! I need some newness! Since, coming back, I have decided to implement some small changes that will bring some innovation and newness to my (professional) life.
For starters, this resume. Ugghh. I get aggravated just thinking about it. This two pager is shrinking down to an innovative, eye catching, says it all, one pager. I have been scrolling and clicking through templates for days and have finally begun to build something a little spicer, yet still professional. Hopefully, the next time my resume is needed, it screams, “Heyyy, me, right here!” – In a professional manner, that is!
Next, is the whole business card thing. I felt great at my training to be prepared enough with several business cards to exchange, however there were a few times where I wanted to exchange personal contact information and had no personal business cards. Grr. I wasn’t a happy camper. However, it has motivated me to order some personal business cards (again), along with matching stationary.
And, finally, the cardigans. I love cardigans because they are beautiful and professional, and they simply work for me. But, sheesh, E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y! Umm, no. My objective for this Spring and summer is to get out of the cardigans and slacks and experiment more with skirts and dresses. We’ll see!