Why You Should Update Your Resume (Especially When You’re Not Looking for a New Job)

Posted on February 5, 2015. Filed under: Career Management, Consulting/Contracting, Personal Branding, Resumes |

fam48There’s nothing that gets as many groans of despair as updating a really old resume. If you’ve let yours sit in an old computer file untouched for a year or more, it can be a harrowing experience to try to update it — especially if you’re in a time crunch. But there are many reasons to keep your resume up-to-date besides looking for a new job. Here’s why:

An Updated Resume Empowers You

These days, it’s imperative to keep on your toes when it comes to your career. If your job isn’t exactly stable, you still can be by keeping a knockout resume at the ready.

An Updated Resume Shows Off Your Successes

Promotions don’t always come to those who deserve them — they come to those who know they deserve them. When you make a habit of updating your resume with all of your career wins, it’s proof to you and your boss that you’re doing a great job.

An Updated Resume Helps You Understand Your Career

Frequently updating your resume means you’ll start seeing patterns in your career — what’s worked, what hasn’t, and how you’ve best been able to make use of your skills and experience. When you understand what makes you happiest at work and what you do best, you’re better prepared to make a smart next move that will land you a job you love.

Haven’t updated your resume in ages? Don’t know where to start? Give us a call. We love helping people with their resumes — in fact, it’s one of our specialties!

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