Instead of “managing a team”, you should use words like “cultivated” and “enabled” and “guided”.
Oh fuck me.
The past two days, I have spent hours updating my LinkedIn profile. I started there because I figured if I updated that, I could download the PDF, then use it for my resume refresh.
My plan worked but damn, it was a lot of work. Last time I had to do this, I told myself to update things as I go. No waiting until the last minute – or when I absolutely need it. Nope. Do it as things happen so it is recorded.
Ask me how that’s worked out?
But I finally got it done tonight.
I got it down to 5 pages — just a hair over 4 really. I’ve been doing so many different types of jobs over the past 20 years that it’s all I could do. I took out details no longer necessary. But I left in details I needed as it showed that I am qualified. I also learned that promotions and new jobs tend to come in October for me. That was an interesting realization.
Tomorrow, I start sending it out. I will send it to the head-hunters I’ve worked with. I found a person who was on the verge of hiring me when her budget was frozen by the board of directors – and guess what she’s hiring for? Yeah, a job I can do. I’ll toss it about and see what happens. The new company she works for happens to be a firm she founded. Looks like it could be interesting.
“Hiring is picking up” is what I hear from a cohort from my company. He tried to guilt me into taking something with Nike in early April. I told him no – he still pushed – so I ignored him and them. As I expected, he got laid off from them already. It’s why I wasn’t interested. I told him that too, but what do I know?
So I’ll be reaching out – seeing what is out there – seeing if something is interesting. Five years ago, I was desperate when I took the job I did. I am thankful that I am not in that place today. I can chose. I can be methodical. I can find a good fit — not just something that will pay me.
Though, I did realize as I was typing up my experience and all. This last job did one thing for me. It solidified my position as a person who can make order out of chaos. Yes, I’m using that in my resume. My references will support that too.
Oh yeah – I guess I should get my references in line before I start applying. I know they will all do it for me – just need to make it formal.
Guess I know what I’ll be doing first thing tomorrow…..
PS: G keep sending me jobs that are off beat, weird, non-IT, but could be great fun. Who knows where I’ll land. Change isn’t bad.