Does the actual process of writing a new resume help with interview preparation? Did you realize that it gives you a chance to really assess your career to date? And can it help you define how you want to be perceived when interviewing for a new job? The answer to both is “yes”!
We rarely sit down to think about these things. But if you don’t do this at some point, your new resume won’t have life. But resumes don’t just write themselves! You need to decide what you want to say.
This is why it is significant:
YOU ARE FINDING WAYS TO TELL YOUR OWN STORIES
You need to be able to talk about yourself in a confident way. If you do get nervous, what can happen? You might talk on and on without knowing how to stop. Or you might freeze or get unfocused. Now you really do have a reason to be nervous!
You need to have thought through stories that will let the interviewer know more about you. They each need a beginning, middle and end. There are many ways to set this up, but I use this one:
Context – Challenge – Action – Results is also C-C-A-R.
Otherwise, embarrassing things can happen. Think about your last interview.
✓ Maybe you talked about the impact of your work but then didn’t really describe what you did.
✓ Perhaps you did describe your actions, but you didn’t provide context.
✓ Or perhaps you didn’t talk about the challenges – problems you solved or opportunities you captured.
YOU ARE DISCOVERING HOW TO BE CONFIDENT ON WHY SOMEONE SHOULD HIRE YOU INSTEAD OF ANOTHER CANDIDATE
The process of writing a new resume will give you a chance to think about this. The whole purpose of your resume is to help you start the interview process for a new job. The more confident you can be, the more that you will connect with the person interviewing you.
If you have a resume you would like to discuss, there is no charge for a consultation. Go to this link, and it will take you to my scheduler and will also be able to upload your resume to discuss.