Have you modernized your resume, yet? The current job market demands an up-to-date resume. It's important to use a modern font and incorporate keywords that describe your unique skills and experience.
Perhaps you'd like to add a fun touch like a QR code that directs the reader to your Linked In profile or website. This is a great way for older workers, in particular, to demonstrate that they are tech-savvy.
You will also want to have a version of your resume that can be opened on any computer operating system and scanned into online applications or applicant tracking software (ATS) without altering the format and making the resume difficult to read.
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The other day, someone asked me what I do. The first thing I said was, "I help people identify their strengths and passions and land their dream job." That's a little shorter than the 60-second "elevator speech" we are advised to prepare, but it sums up what I do, and opens the door for more conversation. The person might then ask, "How do you do that?" or say, "Wow, I could really use some help finding my dream job" or, "I know someone who could really benefit from that." Any number of things are possible!
That's what is so exciting about delivering your "elevator speech". A well-crafted description of what you do or what you want to do opens up endless possibilities. It might get you a new contact that you can add to your network. It might result in a new client, a job interview or even a new career!
Spend a half hour today thinking about what you do and how you might describe it in a way that summarizes its benefits to others. Practice saying it and see if it feels right to you. Once you get it right, say it over and over again each day and watch for the results it produces in your life.
Create Your Future
Within each of us lies the potential to do great things. For most of us, the right tools are all we need. With them, we can discover the work we were meant to do. My passion is helping others design and create the lives they have only imagined.