Why You Should Regularly Update Your Resume

If you’re not currently job searching, what’s the point of keeping your resume up-to-date? I recommend revisiting your resume on a regular basis for a number of reasons:

1. Keep up with changing trends – What was once important may be a given these days – things such as proficiency with email, Office products, and typing are usually expected.

2. Remember major projects – It can be easy to forget your big accomplishments if you’re only updating your resume when you’re looking for a new job.

3. Present yourself as an expert – Are you planning to speak at conferences, publish articles, or speaking to students? Most of these opportunities require a resume.

4. Take advantage of opportunities – Be ready for promotions or freelance work that may come your way.

5. Identify areas that need work – Think about your career goals – are their skills or experiences missing that you need to get there? Consider filling those gaps.

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