My sister helped me reformat it at the end of September. I continued to drag my feet on it, because I still didn’t like it. But with a bunch of new opportunities that appeared seemingly out of nowhere, I got it dusted off once more, worked at the parts that annoyed me, and got it submitted.
I have applied to two jobs so far, I just learned of a third, and I’m hoping to revisit the university’s job board and get going on some there, now that I got the ball rolling!
It’s exciting. The perfectionist bug still gnaws at me, but I have to believe progress is so much better than perfection.
God bless Pastor M. I’m not sure I could get this far without her amazing networking getting me all these fantastic opportunities. 5 months ago
I’m feeling totally self-conscious about my personal “sabbatical”. I have no mention of it on the resume, which is as it should be, but then I see that the last mention of paid work was 2010… And I think, “What happened to that time?!” Then I remember.
I’m proud of the decisions I made for my family and my marriage, but that’s not something you say in resumes and it’s not really something I want to be remembered for in any interview…
The more time I use to get over myself, the greater the gaps in my work history are. 7 months ago
After much hemming and hawing and avoiding, I pulled it out, found a new template online, plugged in what I have, and my sister is reading through it now.
I asked her not to tell me out loud what she thinks about it, but gave her free reign to edit it and make comments. I just hope I’m still in good space later to incorporate her feedback and feel like I have a finished resume I feel proud to use!!!! And get interviews, to get a job, and to get into grad school!!!!!!!! 7 months ago
at least in the restyling department: http://loftresumes.com/
;) 10 months ago
I had a dream someone redid my resume for me. I was grateful it was done and I had nothing to do with it, but also critical and ashamed that I wasn’t involved and would have done it differently.
I really need to act on this. I think I am ashamed of my inertia, both in terms of simply writing it, but also my inertia since I left my last job.
Am I any closer to knowing what I want to do? What have I shown for myself and to anyone that I bring meaningful work experience to the table? What can I be doing right now to create meaningful work for myself? What am I actually looking for – a job, a career, income, a place for time to go, something to talk about, or work? 13 months ago
I’ve avoided it long enough. I’m not healing if I’m avoiding. And I’m not healing if I don’t put energy in finding something new and worthy.
I did find something of interest at the credit union we’ll be using. It’s a long shot, but it’s doing HR stuff, which I actually kind of like, and I need the practice of applying to a job. I told J this was something he could remind/encourage me about, and he confessed today that he was starting to feel something like a nag or a mom. That’s not right.
I can’t talk myself out of this anymore. 13 months ago
...some jobs I’d be interested in applying for.
And I’ve been thinking more about grad school options for when we move again, so this might be the best time to revamp it in those times I’m bored, home alone, and feeling badly that I have nothing to do.
Hmmmmm. Time to kick things into a higher gear. 23 months ago