As I announced more than a week ago, I am in the process of on-ramping, on-routing … returning to the workforce in a more traditional role. And one of the traditions of the traditional workplace is the resume. Although I started off as a career coach and have worked with countless others on their resumes, I am really dreading updating my own resume. I know I’m not alone in this dread. I hear it all the time from friends and others.
And the whole process has been made even more complex by social media, in particular Linkedin. Before social media sites like Linkedin, a person could create multiple versions of a resume, each targeted at a specific job or field of interest. These days, that level of targeting has become challenging with our lives alive and interactive online. The good news is the Linkedin offers some of flexibility in how information is presented and can offer a broader view of one’s skills, experience and talents.
This morning I struggled with how best cohesively represent the variety of work experiences and roles that I have had in recent years. In my world there is a rhyme and rhythm to my work-related experiences, each highlighting a particular skill or talent or done as a way to hone an under-developed one.
The good news is that the spark has been lit. I have begun updating my Linkedin profile and have actually gotten excited about it as a explore creative ways to describe my world of work. And this work will ultimately prove useful as I move on to my resume.
Onward and upward …
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