Monday, May 12, 2008

Revamping Your Resume

Last week was an interesting one for me. I had a couple of resume requests -- and realized that my resume was waaaaay out of date, not in terms of my current skills, projects, or achievements, but in terms of what I'm trying to do with my career. Turned out I didn't need to update it so much as I needed to revamp it.

What did I do? Well, you can click on the link in the sidebar, of course. Or you can surf over to The 36-Hour Day and read last Thursday's tips, which included this:

2.) Make it email-friendly. Nowadays, companies don’t necessarily want to wait for the postal service. Paper is proper, of course, but make sure you have your resume ready in an easy-to-email format as well. It’s not hard to do: Eliminate the graphic elements that look so good in print and stick with plain text, in a clear font, and use 12-point type. (Also, some people shy away from opening attachments, so copy and paste the text into the body of your email.) ... [More]
Read the rest over at The 36-Hour Day, and take some time to network at Work It, Mom!

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