Do you need a resume? Yes!
Will it get you a job? No!
Maybe it will get you an introduction—maybe not. But it can, and does, serve as a reminder to decision makers of who you are and what you have to offer. This means you need to spend a significant amount of time on your resume to make it the strongest, most strategic document possible.
Let’s first put the resume in perspective. Your resume is a “word picture” of you: the positions you’ve held, the results of your work, your educational achievements, and perhaps even some of your non-work activities. Sometimes, the resume is the first introduction an employer will have to you. You will want it to have a positive impact. Other times, the resume will ...