You probably have a resume of some type, though you might not have updated it yet. Let’s start with some resume basics, which include that resumes have quietly been changing a lot in the past few years. So it may be time to update it anyway.
Resumes can do several things:
- Be something to be Filtered quickly — and often they are scanned instead of read for the first pass at an organization. In fact, computers are now reading them, which we will return to shortly.
- Be something that someone who is supporting you can hand to someone else to recommend you
- Be something that sits in a digital pile of hundreds of other resumes and not be read by a person at all
It can be a bragging device to represent you or a reason you are filtered out for a job. It can be a poor way for you to tell your story to yourself. And, given the way that computers will help with the filtering, it needs to be customized to the job.
So, is the resume itself the first thing to create?
It is time to start with the Super Resume! Ta da!