Sunday, 15 February 2015

How to revamp your resume

By Bridie Walsh

Create a resume that gets you work or advising roles that you want.
Febuary is a great month for dusting off the cobwebs of your old resume and revamping it to get noticed for the job you want. But if you’re procrastinating, read Kerry Hannlon’s seven ways to help your resume stand out.

Hannlon, an AARP jobs expert, career transition expert and award-winning author of What next? Finding your passion and your dream job in your forties, fifties and beyond says:

1.     Use a simple format
2.     Cull your professional experience
3.     Mind the gaps (caregiving, career break to travel or study – explain it)
4.     Tell your story
5.     Add some spice (show a commitment to professional development)
6.     Be mindful of automated screening systems    

   Consider hiring a pro to help [Ed’s note: joining Two Square Pegs is a great start ;)]

  <<Read more via AARP>> to motivate you to get started on that resume.

LinkedIn will build your network and job prospects

Don’t stop there. At Two Square Pegs, we encourage everyone to create and use your LinkedIn profile. If you don't have an account, use your existing resume to help complete your profile online. 

If you already have an account, then make sure you are consistently updating connections with new or past networks, ask for recommendations and regularly follow up key contacts for opportunities. Go ahead, just get started visit www.linkedin.com.

Get noticed

Let people in your network now you are available for new opportunities. Also make sure you have signed up as an expert on Two Square Pegs and 
We will support you on your journey, whether that is:

  • providing advice to new businesses and start-ups, 
  • creating flexible work arrangements, 
  • contra deals or equity, 
  • or finding a role within a small business that is growing so you can help them succeed 

Happy resume writing!

1 comment:

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