balloon tied to chair

Yesterday, I turned 29.

I’ve been on this earth for 29 years and I think I’m finally getting the hang of life. Reading back on some of my previous writings, both here and in my journals, and reflecting on where I was, gives me a lot to think about. The journey to 29 has not been an easy one and it hasn’t always been fun, but I’m here, living out my last year as a twenty-something. It’s like New Year’s without the fireworks. I still have cake and champagne though.

Like most years before it, I sat down to come up with 29 truths I’ve learned in my 29 years. Unlike most years, I came up with way more than 29 because apparently I’ve learned a lot. Ironically, much of that learning took place over the last year. If there were things I thought I knew, the last year of my life served as confirmation.

So…here we go. View Post

career question

It never ceases to surprise me, the number of people who stay stuck in jobs they hate because they refuse to update their resume.  Like flat out refuse to update their resume!  Whaaa?  You’ve got to be kiddin’ me, right?  Nope! Peep this recent conversation that I had with someone to see what I mean:

Them: Ugh, I can’t believe that you’re leaving.

Me: Yeah, I know.  It’s been a long time, huh?

Them: It really has.  Do they have a job for me? Laughing, but only half joking.

Me: I don’t know.  Maybe submit your resume and see where it goes.

Them:  Ugh, I haven’t updated my resume in forever.  I just don’t feel like dealing with all that.

Me: Uhhh…

Now, in my mind, I’m thinking: “If you don’t feel like updating your resume, then you don’t feel like getting another job.”  But, “uhhh” was all that came out and thankfully so.

Yes, something so simple can be the difference between you obtaining the position of your dreams or being stuck in the position of your nightmares.  This easy, albeit sometimes tedious process can literally make or break your career, so just take the time and get it done.

And like Big Willie Will Smith says, “If you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”

Question: How often do you update your resume?