- that drink with friends at the bar
- that great book I was reading
- work commitments
- family commitments
- a sports event, contest, or participation
True, updating your CV or resume is rarely on top of the list, but if you want to land a new job you’ve got to do it.
Many jobs are harder to start when they feel like a big thing to do, so my suggesting is to break the job down into chunks, then make a short habit of attending to it in small bites of time over the course of a few days. And, if you want to experiment with a different type of resume, one that is not only more interesting to create but that will stand out more, you could try Shine (iPad).
So, how about setting yourself a trigger for the activity, such as:
- on the train on your commute to or from work
- during a mid-morning coffee break (take you laptop or iPad and get out of the office for this)
- over a lunch at the face over the road
- the first 30 minutes upon returning home in the evening
- the first 30 minutes upon waking up in the morning
- if you work in an office, add 30 minutes on the end of your working day
Like a tax return, updating your resume or CV can feel like a daunting task. But, choose to do a little each day, and you’ll soon find you get it done.