Savvy Seniors: Polish your Resume and Professional Presentation
Many marathoners will agree that mile 21 is a tough one. You’ve come so far, yet you still have a ways to go. You are almost finished with your college career, almost but not quite.
Where do you find the energy to push through until the end? To sit down and polish your resume, create a professional Linked-In profile, attend networking events, make professional connections and apply and interview for jobs? Not to mention, homework and tests.
Whew! Just reading through the list could make you tired.
Let us consider advice from the Marathon pros to help you finish the year strong!
• Pace yourself: This isn’t a quick sprint. Keep taking steady, sustainable steps forward
• Take care of yourself throughout the process: rest and good food are your friends
• Pay attention to your mind-set and self-talk: success is mainly in the mind
• Set reasonable outcome and process goals: think of things you can easily achieve, as well as ultimate goals
To help you keep moving forward and meeting your goals, step-by-step, the focus this month is on Resumes and your Professional Presentation.
Check out the resources on the Senior Checklist for Career Success to create or improve your resume and create a professional Linked In Profile.
The keystone of your job search is your resume. You will need it to network and job search effectively. If you don’t have one yet, now’s the time!
If you already have a fabulous resume, please consider your on-line presence. Are you Linked-In? Have you checked your Facebook Privacy settings? Have you Googled yourself lately? Now is the time to create a positive, professional on-line presence.
Ryan Hall, on running a marathon:
“I don’t think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don’t think about the mile I’m on right now, I don’t think about the miles I’ve already covered. I think about what I’m doing right now, just being lost in the moment.”
You’re entering the home stretch.
Wishing you well!