In fact, according to Career Directors International, September is “Update Your Resume Month”. You can read the history here. Just because it’s the end of September doesn’t mean you’ve missed your chance. Reviewing your resume on a regular basis is a good idea for several reasons:
- It’s more than a job search tool. It is a summary of your work experience. I’ve been asked to submit mine with consulting proposals and board positions.
- It’s easier to update. If you only look at it every couple years, there’s so much work to be done. And it’s next to impossible to get those statistics regarding the money you’ve saved the company. If you review it every six months, it’s much easier to update.
- You never know when you might get a call for that dream job. Be prepared. You don’t want to pull an all-nighter revising it.
Looking for some tips on how to create a killer resume? Here are some resources to check out:
What tips do you use when it’s time to update? Share you expertise in the comments.
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