When should you update your resume?

While there may not be a consensus on how often you should update your resume, we do recommend that should shouldn’t wait too long.  Keeping your resume fresh ensures you are prepared for any professional encounters, or job related changes that may (and frequently do) occur.

A few things to consider:

If there is a promotion opportunity up for grabs at your current job, you can be one of the first to take advantage of the opportunity if you have your resume updated and current.  Being prepared can make a big impression!

Waiting too long in between resume updates may leave you forgetting notable accomplishments that a future recruiter, employer, or hiring manager may be interested in seeing.

Keeping your LinkedIn profile updated, along with your resume, just may catch a recruiter’s eye, which could open the door to new opportunities and higher earning and increased job satisfaction.

Are you networking, giving a presentation, or interfacing with a lot of individuals outside of your immediate work space?  Being prepared with your current resume and updated LinkedIn profile can be a great way to make a formal introduction of yourself to let others know of your career history, areas of expertise, and accomplishments.

If the worst should happen and you are let go from a job, you can start looking immediately.  Not bringing in a paycheck can be stressful enough, no need to compound the stress by rushing to get your resume updated.  Being prepared will allow you to get started on your job hunt with your newfound free time.


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