For the past five years, I have been employed as a Human Resources Director and one of my responsibilitites has been managing the hiring process.
Since my husband is transferring to Maryland for work, its time for me to begin the job hunt.
Its going to be weird to be on the other side of the desk. I am hoping my career long process of being kind to the candidates, and notifying all of them of their status in a timely manner will leave me on the good sides of the job hunting gods.
Admittedly though, I am a bit of a wreck. The hardest part so far was updating my resume, which had been untouched for about six years. You know that advice you always hear about constantly updating your resume that you always hear? Yeah, I was so busy doing HR that I did not take care of my resume. Don’t be me. Update your resume annually when you are working on your review and your accomplishments are fresh in your mind.
However, going over reviews and making a list of what I got done over the past 5 years was pretty stinking gratifying. I was a busy girl!
Armed with a list of accomplishments I got started. And then I sat there with writer’s bloc, and sat, and sat. Inertia can be a sucktastic thing, especially when I’m used to diving in and getting things done.
Thankfully, we were looking for my replacement at my current job so I had several dozen resumes floating into my inbox, I had some inspiration and a chance to see first hand what was trendy in formatting.
Now I’m working with some HR professionals I trust to go over my resume and help me tweak it to perfection. With five additional sets of eyes, my resume will be perfect.
Then all I have to do is post it on linked in, and start applying for jobs and working on my cover letters. Then the calls for interviews will be pouring in.