When was the last time you updated your resume? And how do you portray yourself on social media?
I've shared a couple of photos above. And while I wouldn't use them on LinkedIn, I would use them on Facebook. Facebook is a social space and therefore there's more leeway for the image you use as your profile picture BUT if you are on the hunt for a new job, this picture will be seen by those scoping you out and you'll want to make a good impression.
AFTER you land the job, you can do what you like, but making a little bit of extra effort can't hurt your chances.
Whether you are on the hunt for a job or not, it won't hurt to refresh your resume either. At the very least, get your career timeline up to date, and add in all those extra skills and achievements you've notched up since you last did it. If the thought of doing either of these things fills you with dread, but you're in the market for a career change, then I'd be happy to connect you with a business coach who is currently helping others with this tedious task. Drop me an email with subject line 'resume rescue' and I'll forward you on so that you aren't turning up unannounced in her inbox.
And if you are in need of a new head shot (and are based in Auckland) I've a promo in the works for people with busy schedules. Handy form below if you'd like to be the first to know when Express Sessions are available.