Don’t make a second copy, though it does make sense for you to keep a second copy of your resume on a separate system. Losing that data would not be good.
However for this post, what I really mean is that you need to be able to talk about the various things you’ve posted on your resume.
It’s all Fair Game
If you wrote that you consolidated server instances to save the company $100,000, you should expect to be asked any of these questions:
- How did you know you saved $100k?
- How many servers were consolidated?
- What happened to the old hardware?
- How did you decide which servers to consolidate?
- Did performance suffer? How do you know?
Open ended questions, and not necessarily easy to answer on the spur of the moment if you don’t have stories prepped.
Anything you have on your resume is fair game, so take a few minutes before any interview to review your resume and be ready to talk about anything on it.
Build Detailed Stories
At each job, you should have something you are proud of and can tell a story about. These are the chances that you have to build a bond, show some depth to yourself, your career, and your skills.