“While it may be entirely possible to just put on some good clothes, walk out the door and stumble into a job that pays well, most successful job seekers have put together a kit of career planning tools that made the task more efficient. The key, of course, is to know which tools to include in that kit.
One of the basic items in each and every bag of career planning tools should be an organized, complete resume. But there should always be more than one copy in the kit. In fact, most job counselors urge having more copies of the resume available than you think you will need. Don’t be caught without a resume, in a situation that could open doors to a new career. As part of the resume tool, plan to submit your resume by electronic means (email, Web site). Many experts in the career-planning field note that a few employers discourage paper resumes.