So I'm planning my return to Asia early next year.
And this time around, I plan to find a job in the startup space while I slowly rebuild Yummy Blair & Healthy Hair Asia part-time.
When I left my "perfect job" at an international kindergarten last October, I knew that I couldn't both teach at an international school and build a startup.
Because international schools takes up all of a teachers time and creative energy.
Aside from investing my energy and time making products and talking to my customers, I focus a lot of energy on building my personal brand through blogging, podcasting, and making videos.
And since I've created the "Yummy Blair" character I have to manage my own brand and build her character up (my vision to the likes of Hello Kitty).
So, how can I translate all this creative work and branding into my resume?
I don't exactly know.
And I don't see why resumes today still remain relevant.
I think resumes are so outdated given how we live in a digital age where people now have to have some kind of online presence, i.e. LinkedIn, that display their work and credentials.
And if you're a creative, it would make more sense to direct people to look at your online portfolio: blog, YouTube channel, podcast, social media accounts, than on a 2-page word doc.
Sharing educational credentials are important, but that can be done on LinkedIn! Plus you can now have recommendations and see the connections and contacts of people.
Which is a lot better than writing "references given upon request" at the bottom of a resume.
Why do we need resumes anymore?
As a creative entrepreneur, I believe my work speaks for itself.
If people want to know me, I write a personal cover letter and direct them to my blog, podcast, and videos.
I'm curious to know what are your thoughts?
Do we still need resumes today?