Feng Shui: “a Chinese geomantic practice in which a structure or site is chosen or configured so as to harmonize with the spiritual forces that inhabit it; also: orientation, placement, or arrangement according to the precepts of feng shui”1 Your resume is the one tool that can determine whether you receive an interview that could lead to your dream job in veterinary medicine. What does that have to do with feng shui? Quite a lot. Your resume is the first impression you make on potential employers. A poorly planned and executed one is likely to see only the inside of a waste basket. A well-designed, well-considered resume, on the other hand, is likely to attract attention and result in an interview.
Related Article: The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask When Interviewing So, how is your resume's feng shui? Before going to work, consider these few things:
- What are you looking for in your dream job? Be specific. Mentoring (in which specific areas)? Working only with specific species? Expanding your knowledge in a specific area?
- What type of environment do you prefer? Fast-paced? Relaxed? Emergency?
- What kind of bond do you want to have with your clients?
- What type of life do you want to have? How much time do you want to work vs. family/play?
Carefully think these questions through, because choosing a practice is just as important as a practice choosing you. Your answers will also influence how you present yourself as you work to enhance your resume's feng shui.