Update your Resume
As the weather warms up we will find much to do, but, don’t overlook the opportunity to update your resume. We make time for many important tasks but we often forget to keep one of our best job hunting tools up to date. Let’s make the decision that beginning now we will always have an up-to-date resume so that when an opportunity presents itself we will be ready.
As we consider the content of our resume or curriculum vitae, look critically at what you have accomplished and be proud of those successes. Consider all the things that you were doing while you qualified for each of the entries on your document. It isn’t easy fulfilling all of the responsibilities placed on us (or which we take on ourselves) and still make progress in our careers.
As you contemplate each entry consider if all the activities you have completed are on the resume, if not, add them! Then look the document over for form and flare. Items should be in reverse chronological order and should include categories for education, work experience, volunteerism, and any certifications or other credentials you possess.
The flare comes in when we look at the statement we make with what we have done. Consider the buzz words for those industries and how to incorporate key traits into your description. If you worked in a position that required others to report to you say so! If you worked with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) include that, too. Have you managed any projects on the job? Highlight those activities. Even if you have little technical or cybersecurity experience you can still show potential employers you have the skills they want from other industries and can easily transfer them to a new position. It is time to stop being shy about our accomplishments and highlight them to the best of our abilities.
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Some free resources regarding resume tips, templates, and samples are included below.
Resume Genius https://resumegenius.com/resume/resume-templates
The Resumizer http://resumizer.com/free_resume_templates.htm
Templates for Microsoft Office https://templates.office.com/?legRedir=true&CorrelationId=6084d019-5acc-4239-a89b-ba136523b737