As a professional, you have put a lot of time and energy into crafting a standout resume. You have highlighted your skills and have kept track of all of your major accomplishments, but how can you best leverage these when forced to reenter the workforce after years of having worked in the same position or for one company?
One rule of thumb is to always have a current resume on file, never leave home without it or at least have an easily accessible version on-hand, even if you are happily employed. You never know when or how soon you may need to reactivate it and especially in this current jobs market.
Be sure your work history is consistent, leading with your most recent position and skills or achievements in this rule, and never and I cannot stress this one enough, never change the name of the company for which you were last employed or make changes to your last title held within the company.
Keep your resume honest and when making minor changes and updates, do not flub on your experience, your education, degrees or in the skillsets or talents you have and will bring to your next employment.
By following some of the most basic principles and adhering to your core values, the best of what you have to offer and bring to your new role will standout on its own and recruiters will take note.