Why You Should Keep Your Resume Up to Date

Sure, you may not be looking for a new job. You may even love your current job. But sometimes great opportunities appear out of nowhere and you will wish your resume was ready to go. Or you may even want to pick up a side job that requires you to send off a resume. Many conferences and speaking engagements even require an updated resume. Whatever the reason, you should keep your resume up to date at all times.

Looking back through years worth of work is tough and it can be harder to recall projects or important updates. Do you keep your resume somewhere that you can easily access it? You’ll not only need it to keep it updated, but you’ll want to make sure you don’t have to start from scratch each time you need your resume.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your resume updated:

  1. Always add new titles and roles as you receive them.

  2. Update current positions with new job responsibilities.

  3. Update new projects once complete.

  4. Incorporate relevant accomplishments once achieved.

There are numerous reasons you may need an updated resume quickly. If you use the tools above to update, you won’t have to spend a lot of time on it when you need it.

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