What resume writing clients say:
- I’m so glad you wrote my resume, but now, it’s out of date.
- I don’t know how to update it without feeling like I’m bragging.
- I don’t know what to leave in and what to leave out out the update.
- I can’t remember what I’ve done that should be on the resume update.
What Workwrite is doing to fix it:
Clients who have a Workwrite Resume are eligible to become members of the Update Club. For $99 per year, you can send an email, text message, Facebook message, Tweet, or LinkedIn status with new information. The details will be added to your resume and the updated document sent to you.
The point is that you will always, always have an updated resume in your computer, phone, on LinkedIn, wherever you want it to be.
That means you’re ready for anything, good or bad. If the VP comes over to tell you that management position has opened, you’re ready. If, on the other hand, a pink slip lands on your desk, you’re ready. If your spouse suddenly gets transferred, you’re ready.
You can be one of those Always Prepared types without even trying. The only thing you need to do is shoot a note when something good happens. Your message might look like this:
“Made a presentation to Sales Team about Social Media, and Sales Manager asked me to do training next week. Said it was the best one he’d seen in five years.”
Seriously, that’s all you need to write. Workwrite will contact you for any clarification needed and put it on your resume so it sounds something like this:
“Presented “The Influence of Social Media on Advertising Sales” to Sales Team of 10 and was invited to present an interactive training seminar for team members. Sales Manager said presentation was best in five years.”
September is International Update Your Resume Month, making this is a great time to take care of the update so it doesn’t nag you all year.
Don’t have a resume?
Perhaps you’re a business owner, entrepreneur or other non-employed sort. You may still need a biography to send to people considering doing business with you. Remember, people generally don’t do business with businesses; they do business with people. You may need a biographical introduction for the times you speak to a group. Often, financial institutions require a resume or biography for a commercial loan application. You may be using your LinkedIn or other online profile as your resume these days. Workwrite writes and updates all of these types of documents, and they’re all eligible for the Update Club as long as you have a Workwrite resume already.
Copyright 2010, Jeri Hird Dutcher, Workwrite.net. Reproduction permissible with attribution.