Career Warrior Podcast #271) Recession-Proof Your Resume
Today we’re addressing how to recession-proof your resume.
- Maybe you were laid off.
- Maybe you’re in fear because you’ve heard talk of inflation, recession, other words ending in the shin— and the media seems to make it worse!
Well, we’re here for you. We’ll discuss how to bounce back from any job so you can be the resilient job seeker I know you are. We’ll cover strategies on how to prepare your resume if the time comes.
Hi. And welcome to the Let’s Eat, Grandma Career Warrior Podcast where our goal is not only to help you land your dream job, but to help you live your best life. Today, we’re addressing how to recession proof your resume. Maybe you were laid off, maybe you’re in fear, because you’ve heard talks of inflation, recession, and other words ending in shin and the media only seems to be making it worse. Well, I am here for you will discuss how to bounce back from any job situation or layoff so you can be the most resilient job seeker I know you are. We’ll also cover strategies and how to prepare your resume if the time comes. Because listen, I’m not wanting to buy 500 cans of pea soup, because I think an apocalypse is coming. I’m not wanting to buy that because I honestly don’t like pea soup. But seriously, I’m just someone who believes it’s good to exercise a reasonable amount of proactive this to always be prepared. Alright, and before we get started, we’re actually starting a new tradition on the show by reading my favorite reviews about Let’s Eat Grandma, our resume service, Ahmed on Trustpilot says overall exceeded my expectations. And indeed, I got what I paid for. Now I figure out why they charge a little bit more than the others because they’re professional and know what to do guided me throughout the process. Timing and schedules are perfect and the staff very helpful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my writer Kelly Foy, who worked with me on my resume. Hugo Kelly Foy outstanding personality and knowledgeable person positive and comfortable to work with. She helped me throughout and even drew my attention to stuff I didn’t think about Kelly, and Let’s Eat, Grandma, thank you so much. Right into you on that I say thank you for taking the time to write that review and give us the feedback. It means the world to me. So if you’re a customer of ours, please, please, please, please always let us know what you think we’re always here to improve and to serve. That is our number one goal. A recent LinkedIn poll showed that 60% of respondents were worried or very worried about their careers because of this economic uncertainty. So you may be one of these people. And I think that this episode really speaks to the times and the general sentiment of what people are feeling right now. It is July 2022. I don’t know if you’re going to listen to this episode, like a year in the future. But this is where we’re at right now. And this is where things may even be in the future. So what do we mean about recession proofing your resume? Now, clearly, I’m not implying that your resume can stop a recession from happening. I’m not even saying that you can have 100% job security every single day for the rest of your life. If you just have a good resume, that would be a lie. But I am saying that your resume can be that one tool in your arsenal that makes you more resilient, more over the things that you do to build your resume will actually make you stronger. In fact, it may not be the tool itself. It’s the mentality and the attitude that you bring to the table when crafting this document, it is going to be okay. And here I’d like to highlight three steps that you can take to recession proof your resume. Step one, get organized. Most people when I ask them about their resume, they have to dust off all the cobwebs from a floppy disk before slipping it into their windows 2000 desktop, are you a Gen Z are listening and have never used a floppy disk? Well, that’s a good thing. But seriously, most people couldn’t even tell you where the resume is, or the last experience that was mentioned on it. And the benefit of working on your resume again, is even if you have a job, you’ll have more confidence and clarity in what you’re doing right now.