3 Easy Ways to Beef Up Your Resume

July 23, 2015

Career Advice

4527639541_48df7fb222_zWhether you’re looking for a new job, improving your resume should always be a priority. It only helps your career — and your hiring potential — in the long run. In fact, sometimes the “down time” when you’re feeling comfortable and happy in your current role is the perfect time to work on improving yourself. Here are three easy ways to make your resume even better than it already is.

1. Take on a leadership role.
The workplace isn’t the only place you can take on a leadership role. Volunteer for an organization that you’re passionate about then ask to take on a larger role, to organize an event, or to be a part of the board. These opportunities may exist at work too — if there are any “extra curricular” organizations like a social team, or a “green” team, join now and show that you’re ready to be a leader, not a follower.

2. Improve your public speaking skills.
Hate speaking in public? You’re not alone. It’s a common fear, which means you can stand out from the pack by getting over that fear. There’s a Toastmasters chapter just about everywhere — maybe even in your own office. Improving your public speaking skills will help your career immensely, from expressing your ideas in a meeting to leading a workshop to motivating a team in the future. Plus, it’s a great networking opportunity.

3. Share your strengths and passions.
Volunteer to be a tutor or to teach a “fun” course at your local park district, college, or place of employment. It’s no secret that teachers are seen as experts, and experts are seen as leaders. See where we’re going with this? When you position yourself as an expert on something, you position yourself as a leader. Besides, it’s always fun to show off a little.

Image via markgranitz/Flickr.

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