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Get Your Job Resumé Up to Date

Gary North
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Unemployment is low today. Everyone with a job is fat and sassy. In the recession of 2007, people will realize that their opportunities have become less plentiful.

Now is the time to make your career move, either upward in your company or outward into a new job. Avoid the rush.

Most people adopt take Scarlett O'Hara's outlook toward difficult problems: "I'll think about it tomorrow." The wise person will think about it today, before the problem becomes evident to everyone else.

When was the last time you revised your resumé? Probably the last time you went looking for a job. When was that? Years ago, probably.

You need to update your resumé now. This assumes that you know how to write a good one. Most people don't. Your resumé needs the following:

1. Something to make it stand out on the pile
2. A single powerful reason to hire you
3. Evidence to prove that you can deliver
4. A specific action step for the reader to take
4. A believable reason to act now

A modern resumé should include a link to the job applicant's Web site. If you don't have a Web site, then you had better have a blog site. If you have neither, you're not thinking ahead. You're falling behind.

Then start your search. But search the smart way. For my article on how to this right, click here:


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