Before you write your resume…

Step #1 Before you write your resume, ask one simple question:

Do I need a new job or a new career?

If most of these describe your present work, you are probably in the right career:

  • Your work is a natural expression of your talents and personality.
  • You look forward to going to work most of the time.
  • You are proud of what you do and enjoy telling other people about it.
  • You are highly respected at work because you are so good at what you do.
  • You do not have to pretend to be someone else at work.
  • Your own best and most natural forms of creative expression are what you are paid to do.
  • Your job rewards your most important values and allows you to fulfill your goals, in
    terms of personal growth and achievement goals, income, stability, etc.
  • Your job directly fulfills your work-related goals. It does not create barriers to realizing
    your other goals.
  • A day on the job leaves you feeling energized, not burned out.

Are you about to write a resume for a job with too little personal reward?


Step #2: If you are not in the right career, we invite you to check out Rockport Institute. We have helped more than 14,000 people identify and find their perfect-fit careers.

President Clinton commended our work saying, “I am heartened by your efforts to empower people to lead productive and fulfilling lives. (Your career coaching programs) represent the kind of effort our country needs.”

Senior Executives   Mid-career Change   Young Adults   Students

Before you write a resume for the wrong job, learn what Rockport’s career coaching/counseling programs can do for you. Life is too short for mistakes and regrets – especially when they are so easily avoidable.

Step #3: When you feel great about your career direction, then write a resume to get you there.

Here´s how to write a masterpiece of a resume