If you’ve been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade. And, there’s the rub.
Best Practices are what worked in the past. Next Practices are what will work going forward. That’s why in a job search, it’s best to use what’s going to be effective next in writing your resume.
I call a resume developed with Next Practices a Next Step resume. Such a document acknowledges a very simple yet important idea: things change. The circumstances that made Best Practices effective in resume writing before the Great Recession have been overtaken by events.