While I haven’t disclosed much personal information yet, bits and pieces will come out as we delve further into this blog about How to Market. I am an accountant/financial analyst that works at a local non-profit organization in Market who receives much of its funding from state and federal governments resumes. Recently it has been discussed merging with another non-profit in the area which is teaching to people How to Market yourself. They organizations are still in the very infancy stages of seeing if something like this is even plausible. But I could be one day without a job because they will not need 2 finance departments for the organizations.
All of a sudden come the what-ifs. What if I were to lose my job? Should I start looking now? It creates a different level of stress from the day to day stress. When planning for the future you need to take into consideration these what ifs. One of them as is the emergency fund (insert link from the other post). The one I want to focus on is having your resume up to date.
Your resume is your own personal marketing tool. There are a lot of resume builders online and sometimes they are very helpful, but if you plan to try one look for a review from a site such as Consumers Advocate so you can compare them. As you are working in your current job you should always have your resume updated with your most recent skill set and your job functions. You never know when you are going to run into someone that may have the opportunity of a lifetime. They may just ask for your resume and you better be able to produce. Why keep it up to date, while you may think you have your dream job now you never know what might happen. This is not the old times when you used to work in one or two jobs your entire life. According to Forbes, employee/employer loyalty has shifted and attitudes have changed. The economic climate has changed and you really have to focus on yourself and make sure you are prepared for the uncertainty.
Personal finance is a large spectrum and sitting back and taking a back seat approach is going to get you nowhere fast. This is the approach that I had taken in years past but this blog is helping myself and my wife set our sights straight.
As with everything you do, put your best foot forward and leave nothing at the door. That is a great idea which you can use in the marketing of your magnificent resume.