What if you don’t have a resume but need one now? Or maybe your resume is ancient history, so it will be like writing one from scratch anyway. I went 17 years without needing a resume at one point in my career. 

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But how do you even start?    

One of my clients had worked in a family-owned business for 20 years. As the company grew, his role expanded, so he now touched every part of the business. He had a real impact on growth, such as expanding internationally. 

He was ready to find another job. His company was in a niche industry, so he needed to find a job in a related industry where his experience and expertise would be valued. 

So I walked him through a 3-part process.  

1. He did a brain dump about everything he did in his day-to-day work. I told him not to overthink. He just needed to get the details of his work into writing. That was a good start.     

2. Then he organized his work into general categories that he selected (not me).   

  • Project Management 
  • Selected Projects
  • Salesforce
  • Estimates / Bid’s / RFP’s
  • Vendor Relations
  • Financial Operations
  • Taxes / Reporting
  • Human Resources
  • Legal / Risk Management / Insurance
  • Security Clearance. 

3. Now we had a good way to organize more detailed information to build out his new resume.  

But he had to start somewhere. 

If you are in that situation, you can schedule a FREE consultation to help you get started on your new resume!