Yesterday we celebrated American independence. 238 years ago a bunch of men gathered together and put together a document that would forever change the path of the people living on this continent. But it didn't end there.
Over the next seven years, the people of the colonies fought tooth and nail for their freedom, many times coming close to losing their bid for autonomy yet never giving up.
In celebration of America’s independence, take the time today to celebrate your own independence. Think about what you have done in your past that has led you to where you are now. Take time to plan out where you want to be 5, 10, 20 years from now. Look at the steps needed to achieve those goals and then start putting together a document (résumé) that will help you start on that path. Print it out, take a quill pen (or the nearest ballpoint) and sign your name across the bottom just like John Hancock.
You've taken the first step to the rest of your life!
Jonathan Ytreberg is the owner of Best Word Forward, committed to providing the best resume advice and services to clients around the globe.