List three things I’ve added to my resume this past year.
One indicator of a stagnant career is a fossilized, unchanging resume (or professional profile on LinkedIn). If a resume cannot be updated yearly, perhaps its owner needs to reinvent himself or herself.
A marketing professional can have a relatively short shelf life. Like milk in a grocery store, we have expiration dates that can quickly turn us into stale, sour and unmarketable commodities. Consequently, we must reinvent ourselves on a regular and ongoing basis.
I recently compared my annual accomplishments list with my resume from last year. In so doing, I identified four areas for possible revision.
This week I intend to pause for a few moments to think about what my resume might look like a year from now. I will then deliberately work on projects that will keep my professional profile fresh, creative and relevant.
This idea was originally created as part of the Rejuvenation Project, a month-long challenge to find one actionable idea per day that could help me to 1) keep my batteries charged, 2) remain focused on career priorities and 3) rejuvenate the creative spirit.