Do you have a resume?
If you’re reading this blog post, odds are good you do (and you might not even know it).
Every day that you contribute and/or receive from the internet, you build your resume.
Every time you do something useful (or not) with your time, energy, and money you build your resume.
Wherever you are . . .
Whatever you’re doing . . .
Whoever you’re hanging out with . . .
You’re building your resume because “they” are watching.
Good, bad, or indifferent . . .
Diligent or lazy . . .
Well spoken or foul-mouthed . . .
Name dropper or relationship builder/connector.
Gossiper or Confidence builder.
“They” are noticing.
What you say on facebook or Twitter or linkedin or snapchat or email or text is ALL out there . . . and it’s your REAL resume.
So . . . when you go job hunting, the first thing you do is “Update your resume” to tout your marketability in your chosen field of work.
In 2 pages or less, you attempt to encapsulate the sum total of your experience and accomplishments with education and prior work experience . . . awards and milestones . . .
and you might take some level of “Poetic License” . . . some freedom of expression about your prior herculean feats.
You might fluff or more to the point – blow some things out of their proper proportion so as to impress . . .
You’re not fooling “Them” because “they” have been watching and know how to Google . . . YOU!
Be sure your job resume aligns with your public resume.
Do you want to REALLY impress your prospective Boss to be?
Put yourself on a consistent and persistent path of EDUCATION in your chosen field . . . and pursue work for which you have passion.
You can’t fake this stuff.
They’re watching . . . and noticing.
PS . . . I just hired a new “Director of Operations” and she taught (by example) how important it is to live your resume – Walk your talk.