One of the BIGGEST mistakes I see job searchers make is updating their resumes and applying to jobs before doing some thinking about where they are headed. That is why I recommend that you stop applying for jobs for a bit, find a quiet place to think, grab a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and go through the below exercise. This simple step will transform your job search and help you find work you love, instead of repeating a cycle of jumping into jobs where you feel stuck and unhappy.
Here are 5 things you MUST do before updating your resume:
Think about the following questions: What is the first thing you want the interviewer to know about you? What makes you unique? Why are you different from other candidates? Why are you awesome? What are your passions?
#2: Create Your Resume Branding Strategy
Your resume branding strategy will help you figure out what to include on your resume. It includes the following:
Who am I?
Who is my target?
What is my goal?
How do I stand out?
How do I want to be known?