FOCM Member shared this info on LinkedIn. Peter Newfield, the President of Career-Resumes.com and a writer/blogger on this topic wrote a very good article, see the link at the bottom of this post.
A copy of his first two paragraphs are below.
Let’s get right to the point — Yes, you really do need a resume and it better be a good one. A resume is the career version of the “Get Out of Jail” card in a Monopoly game. If you don’t have one, you may be doomed to sit in that same go nowhere job while your friends and co-workers merrily skip past you to new opportunities and brighter futures.
Too simplistic? Not really. Without a resume, companies have no idea that you exist. You may be a whiz on the computer, the best salesman who ever lived, or a dynamite CEO, but without a professional resume highlighting your accomplishments and achievements, you may as well be invisible!