It can be hard to imagine a moment beyond the one we're in right now, when I get totally overwhelmed (and I do) I try to identify something I can do that will feel future focused. Things like cleaning out my closet still haven't been done because as much as my future self would appreciate that, my present self (even in lock down) doesn't want to do it. I think lots of people feel about their resumes the way I feel about my closet.
Whether you were looking for a new gig before COVID-19 or COVID-19 caused you to need a new job or you just realized your resume is woefully out of date and you have some time to focus on it, these questions developed by Julie Jansen--one of our incredible career coaches--will help you think differently about making sure you stand out. Other things to remember about resumes, they should be future-focused and targeted towards a specific job; be two-pages unless you are early in your career; include a profile or summary; and have relevant keywords so that Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) will pick them up. There are many layers to job search, lots of which can continue even now in a time of social distancing.
For more tools, guidance and content be sure to visit our looking for work channel, use our Ask a Career Coach message board and explore our webinars. Recent blog posts on staying mentally and physically healthy, continuing your job search and companies who are actively hiring may also provide helpful guidance during this time. We are actively adding new content and programs so make sure you are on our newsletter list so you get the updates as they happen.