This midpoint of the year is a great time to reflect, revise and refocus your personal goals, professional presence, resume, and LinkedIn profile. Not sure how to get started? Check out this video detailing how to create a professional presence or visit the Virtual Career Center for instructions. If you already have a start on your resume and LinkedIn, now is the time to review and revise!
Review the employment history listed on your resume.
- Do they start with action verbs?
- Do you quantify your accomplishments often?
- Do your descriptions include relevant key words?
- Did you highlight transferrable skills to the position you want in the future?
Evaluate your listed skills.
- Should you add new skills you’ve developed?
- Should you remove skills that will not serve you in your job search (not to say you’re actively looking)?
- Have some skills been lost that need to be removed?
Revise your education and professional development section.
- Did you complete a degree that should be added?
- Have you removed high school, yet? If you answered no, you need to do that now.
- Have you completed some additional training or earned any certificates to add?
Evaluate and revise your professional statement.
- Remember, there is no “I” in resume as you rewrite
- Focus on highlighting skills that have become more valuable during Healthy at Home such as:
- working independently
- taking initiative
- task orientation
- Maintain relevance to the field and direction of desired growth.
Update your LinkedIn profile.
Once you have completed your resume, edit and update your LinkedIn Profile then complete these 3 additional steps.
- Update your Headline to what you do and have to offer instead of your job title.
- Spell check and edit your summary (your summary can be a few paragraphs)
- Ensure your URL is customized- if it isn’t, watch this video to learn how.