I finally finished updating my resume. I decided to redo my resume because my old resume was good but not impressive. It was lacking my personality, success, and skills. Fran, a friend from middle school reached out to review my resume. I never thought of asking for help, but I’m very grateful for his support and help. This is what I’ve learned after redoing my resume:
– “It’s okay”
– Short, brief, a lot of open spaces, and no personality
– Too many responsibilities about the projects I completed without telling the outcomes or feedback
-Too many pauses because the sentences didn’t flow. It did not tell the readers why the project was important…or what the project was about…and why I added this part on my resume
-Tells what I did, what I accomplished, and the outcomes. I used numbers and percentages to explain the outcomes. It tells a lot about my personality.
-Longer than previous resume and less space.
– Easy and smooth to read. The reader no longer pauses because the resume gets to the point.
-One page only. Very important for those who are starting a new career with little or no experience.
Sample of my old resume:
Provided supervision in order to ensure organization policies and procedures are maintained.
Sample of new resume:
Created a Volunteer Handbook with procedures and policies which helped new volunteers excel in their program and services throughout the year.
I feel better, focused, and ready to start applying because my new resume will help me receive many job interviews. The next project that I will be working is to prepare and ace the interviews. Both, cover letter and resume are impressive. It’s time to show everyone my personality of being a champion. This year, I decided to take baby steps. Why stress when I can start slow and focus. I encourage you to do the same. Make small goals and take baby steps to succeed.