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Want a new job? Don't update your resume just yet

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 10, 2012

If you already have a job, but know it’s time for a change, what’s the first thing you do? Update your resume?

No. Writing your resume is the fourth thing you should do.

Most people write their resume like it is some boring assignment you’d write for history class. It is a lifeless recitation of all the dry dates and facts that happened after they graduated. These resumes are boring to write, and excruciating to read - they tell no story. And they don’t work.

Before you are ready to write your resume, you need to think about who will be reading it and what impression you want to create. Take a cue from the artist Pablo Picasso.

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Topics: Job Search Strategies, How to Write a Resume