You’ve heard of Pink Ribbon Day, Red Nose Day, The Year of the Whale, Forest Awareness Week and so on. All of them very important in raising awareness for different causes.
Now there is one for the workers of the world. Yes folks, September is the official International Update Your Resume Month!
I know you may find it unusual, after all, it doesn’t have that emotional heart-string tug that comes with other events.
But think about it.
This is important, because it is for you. Too many of us (myself included) run on that daily treadmill. We go to work, we come home and we do it all again until the next day. If you’re truthful I think you’d probably say that it is rare that you reflect on your career journey, where you’re headed in the future and how you plan to get there.
In fact, isn’t it probably true that your next job will come from your current job driving you insane until you hit the job boards and start looking around in an act of desperation or defiance?
You know what happens then!
Inevitably you will see the job you want and it is a mad, mad scramble to put together your resume, remember your career achievements over goodness knows how long, and then collate it into some type of lucid structure. By the time you try and figure it all out (or get your resume written professionally), the job is long gone, and you trudge back to the treadmill.
So here is your challenge.
Support International Update Your Resume Month. Do it right now. Think about how you’ve made a difference in the past year and update your resume so that the job of a lifetime that is possibly about to be advertised tomorrow won’t pass you by.
This is your gift to you. And it is indeed a worthy cause!