The year of the updated resume... do people even write resumes anymore? I have been fine-tuning my LinkedIn profile. And I'm working on the big picture... as my last resume still touts Sandy Hollow Day Camp Counselor (1991) on it, I know a "real" resume must be made. But, oh (brings forearm to brow), where to begin??? I've been lucky enough to be recruited by most of my previous employers. A resume was a technicality, a slice of paper with directions on how to reach me. I have a lot to cobble together if I plan to create a Yellow Brick Road!
Time to turn on the Mayor McCheese ! That's what Jill dubbed me one day on The Ithaca Commons many years ago. She couldn't believe how many people we socialized with just walking from one end of The Ithaca Commons to the other. It still makes me chuckle. So am I Mayor McCheese or the Podunk Princess? Neither... I'm unemployed and jonesing to get back into the working world.
There has to be a more dynamic way to get an interview for an "all that and a bag of Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips" position with a mission I believe in and where people believe in each other.
Maybe I could schedule a clown with balloons to visit every HR department I contact - and in each balloon would be a slip of (organic) paper with yet ANOTHER applicable skill / reason to hire me / fortune and Chinese language lesson (why do I always get "beer"?) / business reference / Maya Angelou poem.... wait, people hate balloons.
Time to work on Plans B, C and D.