We all know how important a good resume is for landing that dream job, but sometimes writing the perfect resume can be a bit tricky. Sure, we’ve all been warned about common resume mistakes—typos, grammatical errors, lack of specifics, but what are the things that will really help our resume stand out from the others? Here are our top 5 resume writing tips to follow to make that important first impression.
Time Management is key to any working woman’s lifestyle. Whether you have everything on your phone’s calendar, written in a planner, all in a note, or scattered all over your desk on post-its, there never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. However, the most disorganized person can become the most organized (even if it only seems organized to themselves) and accomplish every task with a little time to breathe!
When I was doing my undergrad degree I was really good at checking off the things I needed to do in order to stay on track to the career I had decided upon. And everything seemed to be working out well, except for one nagging little fact. I had chosen a career that, deep down, I knew wasn’t what I really wanted to do. It’s perhaps something that many people can relate to. You chose a career based on what other people expect of you and not based on what you actually want to do.
However, during that time, I came across a book, The Element by Ken Robinson, Ph.D. In it he talks about finding your own unique passion and talents and pursuing them. He brings in stories of all different types of people and tells us about how they discovered, and went after, the things they really wanted in life. Now, that book didn’t change my life or anything but it certainly did get me thinking. It would take a few more things in my life to get me on the path I am on today but books like The Element and a few others, have certainly played a part in guiding me on my professional journey.
We’ve put together a list of 10 of our own favorite books that have helped shape our thinking and helped us in navigating our own career paths. Maybe one of these books can inspire you too!