Today I had several things to do and one was to apply for the fundraising job at St Jude Children’s Hospital. So I sat down to create a resume that would help me get this job. I had to basically start from scratch as my resume is all about landscape architecture. It has been about 27 years since I had to start from scratch so it was a little slow.
I started writing and I realized it was too much. I needed to narrow it down and stick to the specifics. I was working through it and then it was ok what is my objective. I decided to look at the ad for inspiration. But when I went back to look at the ad the job was gone. I was so disappointed. I should not have taken so long but I had to make sure my resume was great. You know first impressions.
What I learned today is that when you see the opportunity you have to jump at it. I usually do but I would say fear got in my way on this one. I knew several days ago that I wanted this job. I blogged about it. It was like I was frozen when it came to creating the resume. I am really upset at myself. I should have made it a priority and I didn’t.