Most people don’t think about updating their resumes until they find themselves out of work and in desperate need of a job. Job security is now a thing of the past, so we all need to think more carefully about job change and how that impacts our financial security.
Uncertainty is the only certainty these days, so whether it is just time for a change or cutbacks are in the wind, maintaining a current a resume is simply a smart career management strategy that keeps you ready for disaster or opportunity.
Three smart resume maintenance strategies
- Once your resume is up-to-date, the consistency that recruiters expect demands that your social media profiles reflect the same messaging.
Keeping your resume current is part of a smart long-term career management strategy.
Most people don’t appreciate the importance of having a professional network until they are in a job search and realize they don’t have one. In a world without professional security, connectivity with your professional community is an on-going priority not a transitory demand of a current job search.
A well-written resume can quickly be adapted to become your social media profile, making you both visible and a desirable contact within your professional community.
The most important document you own
A resume is the foundation of your brand and is your primary marketing tool. When your resume works the doors of opportunity open for you, when it doesn’t they don’t. Keep your resume current at all times because you never know when you will need it, for that next promotion or a new job.