I kind of feel like the shoemaker with no shoes today.
I've been approached by a few firms lately and while I'm not ready to do that just yet, it does occur to me that not having a resume available is not really a good idea. At the very least I can have it to show to to potential clients.
Since I came into recruiting quite by accident, I didn't have a resume when I was brought on by the group I'm with. What are the types of things that need to be on a resume for a recruiter? And how can I get over this feeling that my resume needs to be beyond outstanding, just because I'm a recruiter?
Bill Schultz said:
I don't think you even need a resume. Just call the places for whom you'd like to work and tell them you can recruit and you're breathing. That should do it.
If you're looking for internal roles, maybe you need more, ironically.
Regardless of profession, my definition of a "good" resume is one that is REAL
R - Relevant to the target audience / target position
E - Edited well to be concise, aesthetically pleasing and 100% error-free
A - Action, achievement and accomplishment focused to show business results / key contributions
L - Leads to invitations to interview for desired roles
In the past when I've had occasions to "recruit" recruiters or HR pros, I did subconsciously have higher expectations for resume quality than I would have for the general population of job seeker. So, I don't know that it makes sense to "get over" the feeling that your resume should be beyond outstanding. Fair or not, we are judged on superficial criteria and resumes are traditionally expected to reflect the best first impression a person is capable of making.
That said, if you are already being approached for new opportunities, the resume may just be a formality. Though, it still makes sense to make it shine. If you are excellent at your job, putting a resume together that demonstrates that is part of the package to build credibility that you understand what professions need to convey in order to be considered a viable candidate.
Hope that helps...