Be prepared: A motto for our times

Updated: May 18, 2020

If we've learned anything from the pandemic it's that things change fast - very fast!

One day you have a seemingly stable job, and the next you're stood down, or made redundant, or your business income drops to nearly zero.

Or maybe you still have a job but are concerned about the future, given the economic climate.

No matter what your current employment situation is, it's so important to have your resume and LinkedIn profile up-to-date and ready to go for when a job opportunity arises.

And opportunities can arise at the most surprising times; even at the moment many organisations are hiring. (Did you know the Australian Government now has a job search site a bit like Seek? Check out

In the past I've had many clients approached by recruiters through LinkedIn, and they only had one day to update and submit their resume.

Could you meet that deadline if it happened to you?

Be prepared

It's a great idea to regularly update your resume, as you never know when your dream job is going to be advertised, or when a recruiter is going to contact you about a role, or when you may be made redundant.

Turnaround times are often tight and so you need to be prepared.

Writing, updating and tailoring your resume (and completing job applications in general) is enormously time consuming. I write resumes professionally and it still takes a long time!