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9 Reasons to Have Your Resume On-the-Ready

Posted on October 31, 2022 under Resume

9 Reasons to Have Your Resume On-the-Ready
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It’s painful to watch a job posting suddenly vanish when you don’t have a resume.

But it can be equally painful to realize you’ve disqualified yourself from other hot opportunities too.

What am I talking about?

Here’s how not having your resume on-the-ready hurts you:

📄When you’re in the C-Suite and your “Executive Platform” needs deep background

📄When you want to compete for a promotion within and your boss is waiting

📄When you’ve already accepted the job and HR calls you “for their files”

📄When you want to go back to school and your college application demands an attachment

📄When acceptance into a lucrative professional organization needs to know you’re legit

📄When you want a seat on a coveted board and you have no pitch

📄When you’ve been asked to speak at a conference and there’s no marketing material

📄When your business is out of money and the bank is holding up the loan approval

📄When that huge Request for Proposal mandates profiles of all the team members

Those are 9 reasons to have your resume on-the-ready.

Having an updated and on-demand resume is the smart, professional thing to do.

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-Kelley A. Joyce, MBA, CPC

Kelley is a career development coach who is dedicated to helping people discover their career path and land their dream jobs. Kelley and her partner Josh live in New York City from which she has served hundreds of professionals across the U.S., U.K., and Australia since 2012 to radically change their relationship with work.

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