We all know that January is the perfect time for making resolutions and setting goals. But did you realize that this is also the ideal time to proactively sit down and do an annual review of your career? Whether you are gearing up to ask for a promotion, preparing for a performance review with your manager or seeking new employment, you should do what smart professionals do… update your resume every January.
What to consider…
As you look back on the past year, list any new skills you’ve learned. Did you take any new classes or earn a degree or certification? Most importantly, did you have any achievements that really highlight your personal brand?
Why focus on your achievements? Because today’s competitive market requires that you show more than your tasks and responsibilities. You’ve got to show them how you shine, too. And, no, it’s not bragging if you cast it in the right light. Bottom line… it’s extremely important that your resume succinctly conveys what you bring to the party.
We have the resources you need.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve updated your resume, it would be wise to work one-on-one with an expert to make sure you have a resume that focuses on the job you want and how you are qualified for it. Career Wizards’ highly-qualified career experts welcome the opportunity to help you craft an authentic, classy message about your uniqueness and your abilities.
We have a wide variety of options to support you during your job search and/or career advancement. For example, when it comes to your resume, you can turn it all over to our certified resume writers to construct it for you, or you can use our service called My ResumeCoach. With My ResumeCoach, you’ll get a personal resume coach to guide and teach you how to manipulate and target your resume as opportunities arise.
There’s an old saying that you should dress for the job you want rather than the job you have… the same holds true for your resume. You should dress and target your resume for the job you want rather than for the job you have. If you anticipate an exciting shift forward in your career during the new year… or you simply want to do be a smart career planner by keeping your resume fresh and up-to-date, let us help you.
To learn more about how Career Wizards’ My ResumeCoach can help you develop a resume that focuses on the job you want and how you are qualified for it, visit us at www.careerwizardsinc.com. And please feel free to reach out to us through our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!