Do you have that one thing that you keep pushing down on your to-do list?
Yeah, that one.
Mine has been on my list for MONTHS...and I just checked it off this week. Cue the balloon drop and fireworks!
What's weighing down your weekly to-do list? Mine was a certification course. It was just TOO BIG to get done in seven days. Looking back, I needed to take my Dad's sage advice on how to eat an elephant...one bite at a time.
Do you feel like this with your resume? You are blowing off the digital dust and it just feels too overwhelming to start. Take one bite at a time.
◆ Gather materials. Collect performance reviews and assessment results, grab your kudos file and revisit projects finished and clients won to remember your professional wins.
◆ Conduct a SWOT analysis on yourself. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and identify opportunities and threats.
◆ Know your job target. Learn the ropes of your next job through online and in-person research. (This can take time - break it up!)
◆ Write. Yep, just start. Go section by section or job by job.
◆ Edit. Eliminate fluff and ensure quantifiable accomplishment statements replace paragraphs of job duties.
What stops you from updating your resume?
Remember: Add only the bites to the to-do list, not the whole elephant.
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