If you are going to spend the money to hire a professional executive resume writer (me) then you’ll want to follow these guidelines to get the most out of our relationship.
- Be honest! Never lie on your résumé (and don’t give me false information, either!) The better the information you share the better your new résumé will be.
- The clearer you are about where you’re going in your career, the more effective your résumé will be. Targeting makes all the difference.
- Invest in yourself! Plan to spend 1-3% of your annual salary on your career, including additional training, clothing for a job search, and career documents.
- Look forward, not backwards. I can’t nclude every detail of your life and work history on your résumé. These details are important to who you are, but not necessarily important for this résumé for a particular job target.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to update your résumé. After you’ve landed a new position — and you’re sure you’re going to stay — get back in touch to add the new position. And keep an accomplishments journal so you can track your achievements in your new role.