3 Parts to the Modern Résumé Suite

When preparing for the future, I've learned the best time to prepare for what’s next should never be an afterthought in a moment of desperation or when an intriguing position initially catches your attention. Rather, the perfect time to showcase experience exists when you’re not looking for new work.

I have found through personal experience and the success of others that there are three parts to the modern résumé suite which should be considered:

1. Individual overview. Of relevance still is the ability to come up with a short snapshot of yourself for submission among many other candidates. There are great resume builder resources that in a short-time can help create one-pagers like this:

2. Professional social networking. These platforms are not simply for job searching. They are a way to maintain your professional image, build relationships, and access diverse knowledge/insights. When a profile is not polished, complete, or relevant then you may miss opportunities not known to exist. Simply do a search for profile advice and start interacting/engaging regularly.

3. Personal website creativity. About two years ago, I bought the domain matthewmegyese.com. I have since come to believe a personal website is an opportunity to showcase your creativity, opinions, and overall talent in a way that's genuinely different. In the short time since creating my website, I have:

  • Developed technical skills.

  • Regularly iterated based on user experience feedback.

  • Consistently expressed my opinions on various projects.

  • Demonstrated audience engagement on different social platforms.

  • Learned about web stats and trends.

  • Been inspired to continuously learn.

  • Enjoyed the experience!

​You don’t have to code it from scratch … there are a variety of website builders to help you start this journey.

Start building your modern day résumé suite today. It can provide a foundation for your story and may better prepare you should that interview come tomorrow.