We could use you in the UNEMPLOYMENT forum, and I am being serious!!!!
With my resume, I vary the length and contents depending on what I am trying to accomplish. I freelance around my real jobs and find that I need to make different types of info available to BOTH my "potential" client or employer.
Thanks for the info - helpful as usual! :wink"
It is vital to keep your resumes up to date (every 6 months) with all the new skills and experience and training and education you may have added. It is also a spur for each not sit on our collective laurels and to ensure you are caring about your continuing education points in whatever field you are in.
This is an electronic world yes, but many many companies still like to see first hand summaries and are not all geared up for applications online. They by their nature have to be force fields as it were, so there is not always the right space to fill in somethimes very important detail. That is when a straight paper resume steps into the gap.
How long should a resume be? No straight answer. It really depends on what you have done and want to do etc. 1 to 5 pages arguable with a midline at 3 pages being okay. This is unless there is a specific request for length. Then listen to that as well as all other 'instructions and requests' from the prospective employer. No illustrations, no colour printing, plain paper and black print, spell checks and truthfully and correctly presented.
Make sure you are registered with the right institutions and clubs memberships, subscriptions etc. are up to date and current. Licences? Legislation? Make sure you are always current. Do not wait for things to happen then get current. Stay current. And that goes for motor vehicle licences, travel documents and all and all. This advice goes for anyone doing any type of job at any stage of career development. You make yourself employable, no-on else. You have to be a stand out POPPY.
If you ran a company or were a hiring authority somewhere, what kind of person would you employ? Think it through then become that kind of person and you will be a winner and have a choice.
Do not think recession. Many people don't. Be one of those that doesn't.
Bossy boots signing out now!