Facility Managers Should Keep Resumes Up to Date
May 13, 2010 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Today's tip is to keep your resume current.
Because facility management isn't the core mission of most organizations, even successful facility managers can find themselves downsized out of a job. The fact that FM is considered a cost center can add to the vulnerability of facility managers when a company decides to slash expenses.
That's why it's useful for facility managers to keep a resume current, or at least have readily available information that could be used to put together a resume on short notice. That information might include hard numbers on cost savings that can be attributed to your efforts, notes on your role in some important departmental or company-wide initiative, and internal recognition, even if it is informal.
Keeping a resume current is easy to overlook when a job looks secure. But making gradual changes on a regular basis is far easier than finding that you suddenly need a current resume and having to scramble to pull together the tangible information that makes a good resume.
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