Your resume has one primary purpose. It must speak loudly and clearly of your value as a potential employee and the value must be spoken in SIX (6) seconds or less to impress a potential employer before it is tossed in the trash.
Competition is fierce and in order to be viewed more favorably than your competition, your resume must be better organized and prepared. It must speak well of you so that you can gain entrance into unchartered and undreamed of opportunities.
Your resume will take you the first few steps toward your new job. It gets your foot in the door. It has to answer questions that you can’t be there to answer. It has to stand on its own.
No matter what course of events that led you here – i.e. you are the latest target of corporate downsizing, nepotism, or even wrongful termination or you are seizing on an amazing career opportunity, maybe you’ve just graduated from college and are ready to snag your first “real” job. Perhaps you are a Baby Boomer facing retirement, and you are interested in part-time work to subsidize your income and will need a revised or new resume. Or you could be experiencing a difference of opinion with management or conflicts with coworkers. Perhaps you are transitioning through a troublesome time-separation or divorce, death of a loved one, children leaving the home, or fluctuations in your finances that compel you to change course.
Whatever your journey, many of you are overburdened, underpaid and underappreciated, and it’s time to move towards a brighter future. Your resume is the key to open the door to a new and important chapter of your life that will move you forward purposefully and successfully.