Is Your Executive Resume as Flexible as Your Career?

Career Tips Tuesday – Is Your Resume as Flexible as Your Career?

Career Tips Tuesday – Is Your Resume as Flexible as Your Career?

Career Tips Tuesday – Is Your Resume as Flexible as Your Career?Making your resume as flexible as your career

Happy Tuesday! It’s that time again to share a few of my favorite blog posts with you. Today, I am focusing on the incredible resume AGAIN – but this time I want to show how your professional and executive resume needs to be as flexible as your career.

Now, I am not suggesting that your entire resume should be changed every week (though I suggest annual updates), but it is a living document that should reflect your career growth.

Often, our career paths are not always smooth and can be filled with unexpected changes, setbacks and shifts, but we still need a professional resume to continually market ourselves for promotions and new jobs. So what happens when

  • you have spent your entire career at one company
  • you have job titles that don’t represent your level of responsibility
  • you have done so much that it exceeds two pages
  • you have gotten confused about the new resume trends

Here are a few tried-and-true resume strategies that can be adjusted to suit your current career situation:

Join the resume revolution, it’s not all fad

Your career should get longer, but your resume should evolve

An exaggerated resume turns employers off

Staying the course with one company doesn’t mean a bland resume

A good resume can handle your career speed bumps