Posted by: G. Lane Cavalier | May 4, 2007

Career Development: 4 Reasons to Update Your Resume – and some thoughts from ME

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobseeker/tools/ept/careerArticlesPost.html?post=25

 Must be hotjobs.yahoo.com day for me!

 Anyway, the article gives you four good reasons to update your resume, so I’ll just pile on with a few other thoughts.

EVERYONE, GO CREATE A RECURRING CALENDER EVENT THAT SAYS “UPDATE “Your name here” CORPORATION COLLATERAL”- EVERY 3 MONTHS – DON’T WORRY – I’LL WAIT!!!!

 {Jeopardy Music Plays}

dah-dah dah-dah dah dah-dah-dah-dah (repeat 3 times) 

 Good, I see your back!! 

Get a professional to write your resume ( worth the money ), unless you are in marketing.  After all it is a MARKETING DOCUMENT –  NOT a career autobiography.

Write a UVP (unique value proposition) and a USP (unique sales proposition) – that one’s for the Turkey Master – I am a disciple after all!  If you don’t know what these are, simply post a comment here and I’m sure “THE TURKEY MASTER” will rain down on you with wisdom.  I might even throw in a thought or two.

Write a Marketing Plan – Don’t forget to focus on your “Branding”! 

Write your “TARGET” companies down – Actual list

Update your CONTACT LIST and NETWORK LIST ( focus close attention to your “FAVORITE NETWORKERS” distribution list – you have one don’t you?)

Plan 2 lunches/dinners/coffees – for the next two weeks.

There, don’t you feel better already!!

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