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During the last few weeks, I’ve fielded a number of inquiries from students preparing their first resume. Also, I’ve heard from experienced professionals planning their return to the workforce after COVID. Of course, I would enjoy writing resumes for everyone that calls or emails me looking for help. Not everyone chooses to have someone else write a resume for them. Many prefer the do-it-yourself (DIY) challenge. Those that do hire a professional resume writer should understand the process so they can provide the right information. So, whether you want to hire a writer or DIY, here are three steps that are essential for preparing a successful resume to get a job.
If you are thinking about a post-COVID19 career or job change take the time to ask yourself a few questions, including;
1. Do you want to pursue a new job, or a new career?
2. What skills and experience do you need?
3. What problems do you want to solve?
4. What are you most proud of in your past work experience?
5. What are 10 job titles that you’d consider pursuing?
6. How much do you need to earn?
I saw an email from another resume writer and coach a few days ago that mentioned 3 elements many coaches consider essential for a successful job search. They are
1. Have a positive mindset,
2. Tell the best story, and
3. Establish and continue great job search and work habits.