First of all, let me announce the winner of the Rodan & Fields giveaway!
Ashley Gill, you are the winner! Congratulations! Send me an email at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com and I will hook you up!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway – and as an added bonus, check this out:
Molly is pleased to offer the first 4 people to become preferred customers by day’s end tomorrow (04.24.2014) a FREE full size product from the essentials line! Woah!!!
Remember this offer is only good until midnight on April 24!
All righty, now, on to resumes.
You may wonder why a blog focused on organizing, cooking, cleaning and decor is doing a post on resumes, huh?
Because I think they are absolutely ESSENTIAL.
With the economy we’re all existing in, the phrase “instant in season and out” takes on a whole new meaning. I know (and I know most of you do, too) tons of people who lost their jobs when the economy tanked. Some have been hired by other companies, and some have yet to find employment!
My husband and I have been blessed with fantastic jobs, but we are both very aware of the fact that either or both of us could walk into the office on any given day and not have employment by the end of that day. And that’s why we stay on the ready – with updated resumes.
What does that have to do with housewives or stay-at-home moms or those who run their own business? Everything.
Because resume-writing is a skill that, sadly, many adults lack. And if you’re a housewife, and your husband comes home after having lost his job and doesn’t know what to do, wouldn’t it feel good to be able to sit down with him and update his resume because you know how to do that? And if you’re a stay-at-home mom and your child reaches the age where he or she would like to have a job, wouldn’t it feel good to be able to teach them how to create a resume because you know how to do that? And if you run your own business, that’s fantastic, and I hope you never have to go to work for anyone else again…but if the unexpected happens and you actually have to GO to work somewhere else, wouldn’t you feel better about it knowing that you have a good strong resume in your hand?
Not to mention the fact that resumes aren’t what they used to be!
Now, that’s what you think of when you think of a resume, right? And yes, the image above is for a “classic” resume…but there are other options now!
How about something a little more contemporary?
You can even get REALLY fancy with something designer like this!
Now, we can all agree that the way your resume is formatted kind of depends on the type of job you’re going for. For example, if you are going for a very creative position, then you want to make sure that your resume is pretty creative! If you’re going for something very practical, the same is true.
But either way, there are only a few parts to a resume. Once you gather these, you’ll have no issues at all. Are you ready?
1. Your aim
Give folks an idea of what you want to do in your career!
2. Your experience
This is basically where you have worked previously, and, if applicable, where you are currently working
3. Your skills
These are special skills that span your work experience…such as being a team player or paying great attention to detail
4. Your schooling
A simple listing of your degree(s) and any continuing education you’re involved in
5. Your references
Some list these out and some simply leave it as “References available upon request”
Remember, don’t over-complicate your resume. It’s all about the facts. And once you get one created, take the time to update it as you accomplish more in your career. That way, if a wonderful job opportunity drops in your lap on Tuesday afternoon, and they want to interview you on Wednesday morning, all you have to do is pick out a great outfit and print out your resume! You can’t beat that!
Do YOU have a resume on file?