How do athletes improve their proficiency at their sports? What do the best chefs do to perfect their craft? Why are some salespeople able to hone their pitches to gain sales the vast majority of the time? The answer is twofold:
There’s an overwhelming amount of interest around putting a great resume together; professionals are hired every minute of every day to assist job seekers with creating and/or updating their resumes. It’s obvious that people know the value of a resume – a door-opener to be invited for interviews.
What surprises me, is the lack of.
One way to beat back the fear and anxiety that comes with a job search is to do things to build your confidence. Depending on where you are in the process, creating a resume and/or preparing for interviews can help you feel more assured about what.
If you have been in a job interview as the “interviewee,” then you probably, at one time or another, experienced “The Freeze.” You remember, maybe there was a time you walked into an interview and realized that you were going to be speaking to several interviewers at once (versus just one) and you were.
Are you waffling about whether or not to go after finding a new job? My guess is that you’re talking to yourself, and the conversation you’re having, between Pro-You (the part of you that wants to find something else) and Con-You (the part of you that is hesitant) might sound something like this:
Pro-You: “I could.