Have you been working with the mindset that your resume is a nuisance that periodically needs to be dealt with. Snap out of it!
If you've so much as thought any of the three following things, you need to evaluate your mindset.
- I just need to add my latest job to my resume. I cringe. This is why I see so many resumes that read as a series of disconnected job descriptions with no clear through story. What you actually need is to take the time to thoughtfully add in your most recent position.
- My resume just needs a quick touch up. Let's be really honest here. Chances are, it's been years since you gave your resume some attention. First clue: it still has an Objective up top.
- I need to tell every detail of every job. If you do, nobody will read it. Instead of boring people with a list of tasks, focus on achievements since they inherently communicate responsibilities. Is your resume task-oriented or accomplishment-oriented?