I have this conversation frequently these days. It’s usually with people who’ve called me to talk about my resume-writing service, so they know something is up. RELATED: Need some resume tips? Watch these tutorials! But this topic also comes up with friends and business associates. One of two things usually brings it up:
- I will mention an opportunity that would be just right for the other person. I say, “You should send them your resume.” They say, “Oh, I don’t have one.” I say, “You mean you don’t have an updated resume?” They say, “No, I don’t have a resume at all. I mean, I did at one point but…” They’re voice trails off into silence.
- I will say, “I went on your LinkedIn page and it’s almost blank. What’s the deal?” (I’ll just interject here it’s not snooping if it’s on the Internet.) “Why don’t you have your resume on there, along with a compelling summary of what you do?” “Oh, I don’t have a resume,” they say, either confidently or sheepishly depending upon their circumstances.