I have dodged updating and revising my resume long enough. This is the week. The time is upon me.
I am a firm believer that resumes speak volumes about a person. Between fonts, words chosen and omitted, mistakes and formats, there is a lot to be said about a job candidate based on resume alone.
My previous resumes have been on the conservative, standard and ink-heavy side. This time around, I am looking for something a little sharper, bolder and iconic, with more white space and far less text. How do I create my own personal brand? What can I do to convey my spunk and spark without seeming immature?
I must admit, it is difficult to hear my engineering and business friends talk about the jobs they have secured nearly a year in advance. The PR and communications industry is so strikingly different; I probably won’t have a job lined up with more than two or three months notice.
That being said, I am avoiding the stress of applying for jobs at this point, for better or worse. Although I am the anal, type-A, live by my calendar, know what I’m doing at 6:53 p.m. on March 22nd, 2013 kind of gal, I am taking senior year day-by-day (a completely novel approach to life for me). So far so good. I may be enjoying this approach a little too much. Let’s see how I feel after midterms in a week…
Any thoughts, suggestions and advice on resumes and the job hunt in the PR-marketing-communications-media relations industry is appreciated!