Understanding How Your Resume Affects Your Career
Audience

Understanding How Your Resume Affects Your Career

Understanding How Your Resume Affects Your Career

Career is one of the very important aspect of people and that is the much reason why it must be well guided, protected and taken with no levity. One, out of many ways through which anyone’s career can be affected positively or otherwise is the resume which contains the career background and skill of the owner, and often submitted to get employment. The resume written and submitted is capable of affecting your career because it contains the history from your previous jobs that need to be properly put into writing to prevent a negative impression.

Moreover, your career can also receive a good boost if you take time to build a strong resume that will enhance your professional skill, fully highlight your performance and achievement in your field and effectively manage the not-too-good occurrence of the past. Below are different ways through which your career can be affected by a resume. You have to read through to understand the effects.

1. Climbing fast the Career ladder

Since the resume is supposed to contain what you have done in your past jobs, it is pretty easy to see how fast or slow anyone has been in the profession. Things in life can be misconstrued for another thing entirely and so is the issue with anyone that has moved up the career ladder so fast. New employers may be tempted to assume that the fast success is as a result of favouritism or influence of anyone rather than being a product of ambition and extraordinary prowess. Another twist to it is that the rapid achievement may be perceived as an indication that the owner of the resume is not a team player but a self-centred personality that always want to have it all. These realities of people making a negative perspectives from your resume can easily be erased completely if you have a good and well written resume that clearly states what you have contributed to the companies or agencies you have worked as much as it states your personal achievements.

2. Spending many years in an Organization

Resumes also indicate and give information about the period of time spent at any organization or agency. This also is tricky and can be a source of negative influence on the career of the owner of the resume. Employers in any organization may query the reason behind staying at a place for quite a lot of years and can possibly attribute it to lack of ambition while some may consider it as a reflection of loyalty and commitment. The buck still stops at table of whoever writes your resume. It is all about making case for the positive attributes of staying for so many years in an organization through a well written resume.

3. Redundancy and constant change of Jobs

A resume that suggests that you are at a time in your career history redundant may affect your career adversely. Redundancy at your previous places of work must be managed to reflect that the position you held was made redundant by the company rather than yourself. If you have a similar case to this, you have to build a strong resume that will give reasons that the redundancy was not as a result of your low ability and professional skill but the deed of the agency. Moreover, you will also need to have a good case made for you through your resume on why you constantly change your job. Changing jobs constant can easily be misinterpreted to mean a lot of negative tendencies.

In conclusion, I hope you have really been made to understand how a resume can affect career both the positively and negatively. This should teach you to be more careful with what you put down in your resume and the manner you put them down. Be careful and make sure you are not opening yourself for avoidable questioning or query.

Image Credit: Pixabay