Happy Monday! Today’s episode was inspired by a post I saw on a Facebook group. This office manager had stumbled accidentally across new employees computer with a tab open that said “job openings”. This OM was asking if she should approach the new employee or avoid it, there was an overwhelming amount of people who said leave it, don’t worry about it. I’m here to go over all of the reasons why its good, or bad and what you should remember when you do this. So here are real tools & real wording that you can utilize if you “get caught”.
Let’s first go over why it’s good to edit your resume.
1- This helps you to remember the start date. When you’ve worked for a company for 3, 4, 5 or more years it’s difficult to remember when you actually started!
2- You’re ready for an immediate switch/ you’re always ready and prepared
3- It helps you to keep your options open if your resume is public.
What you can say if you “get caught”.
1- I’m unsatisfied because of of…. Remember that the office you’re working at should be positive on open communication with you and any other staff members. They should be willing to talk to you about this and if they’re not, you should look at the turnover rate. Be honest and frank with them! MMM hotdogs. I hope I’m not the only one who loves hotdogs here!! Anyways, make sure that you’re a great employee, it’s very hard to find stellar employees.
2- Simply, I always try to stay organized and on top of things.
1- This can piss them off, if you haven’t heard it costs hundreds and often thousands of dollars to search for the perfect candidate. This could be due to many reasons, but if you’ve just started at a job, they’ve spend countless hours searching for the right person- YOU! So make sure that you’re coming at this with a kind heart as well.
2- We’re all expendable, and I don’t take this word lightly! This means making yourself irreplaceable! If you’re looking into switching over to a new office make sure that you learn as much as possible before you get there. Absorb as much knowledge and do as much as you can for the office to make you irreplaceable!
3- Never, and I mean never do this on a work computer. This is not only disrespectful, but you are actually stealing money from the practice. Hear me out, can you imagine for a moment that you are the doctor, you own the building and you have a staff member that is using her downtime to update her resume or surf for a new job. Basically the doctor is paying you to potentially switch to a new job. I don’t think so! If you don’t have a computer at home, go to the library or use a friend’s computer, heck send it to a friend to do. Or hey, you know that I make custom resumes, right? I totally can help you out with this as well.
P.S. doing this on a work computer is also against HIPAA.
If you’re still thinking, oh they’ll never catch me, well did you know that there are software’s that you can add to the computer that will email whomever and actually say what sites you were on and for how long…. Just. Don’t. Do. It.
If you do update your resume on Indeed remember that some office managers or doctors don’t take too kindly on this, they could let you go on the spot which usually isn’t what you want. (always have another job in place before you switch to a new job)
Overall, my recommendation to you is to always have your resume updated but on your own computer. But if you’re not too jazzed about the office you’re in, then update away! 🙂
This leads right into letting you know about my brand new resignation letter that I’ve got for you! I have three different samples for you to pick from so that the tone sounds most like you! It’s just fill in the blank, you can either email it now while we’re off or print it. I’ve got tips in this document for you to execute the right way to let them down easy. This is a great resource to have on your computer or email so head on over and download it today!
Thank you so much for joining me today, if you’re interested in the audio version, head on over to my podcast Link: https://anchor.fm/wendy-aldhamen/episodes/Should-I-Update-My-Resume–Ive-Got-a-job-ecknev