As Julius Caesar once famously said “My last job involved a lot of office politics and backstabbing. I wish I’d had a good resume ready”. OK, maybe he did not actually say that, but many of us have. Many of us toil away in a job that makes a mockery of any notion of ‘work/life’ balance. But a lot of people put up with it because it’s hard to make a new start just like that – right?
Well, we are not saying it is easy, but you can certainly stack the cards in your favour. First of all, you need to realise that no one can change your circumstance except you. You have to see yourself in a new job, or even new career. If you can visualise it, you can make it happen. You also have to be realistic. If you are a barber and just cannot cut it, are not suited to being a tailor, or just do not have the patients to be a doctor (OK, we will stop now), then you need to take control of your destiny to make that new start.
One way to do this is to have a resume that presents the very best of you in one powerful document. Many people ignore their resume until they need it, then quickly bring it up to date and dash it off with a hastily written cover letter and cross their fingers. It is not until they have been rejected several times they realise that this approach may not be working.
It is far better to have a compelling and persuasive resume at the ready and to target the role you want to see yourself in. At Select Resumes, we have helped 100’s upon 1,000’s of people unhappy in their jobs to unlock their potential with a new start, and sometimes, entirely new careers. You will find just having that powerful document in your armoury is just the push you need to get out there and change your circumstances.
Nothing pleases us more than to have clients who came to us feeling trapped in a dead-end job, then give us the wonderful feedback that they have had an interview, or been accepted into that dream role they really did not think they would have a chance at getting. This is our job satisfaction; this is what we work hard for – helping clients make that new start with a new resume.
A professionally written resume really is a passport to your future, one where you can finally fulfil your potential and not just be a cog in a larger wheel, going nowhere. No matter your role, no matter your industry, no matter your qualifications or perceived lack thereof, we will craft a resume that will get you noticed, that will present you as a positive asset for your prospective employer.
So, no matter if you are professional historian who cannot see a future in it, a lumberjack who cannot hack it anymore, or an electrician who is shocked at their wages (we are better resume writers than punsters, honest), then you deserve it to yourself to give yourself the very best shot at success.