Time to Refresh Your Resume
By Margaret Hansen, JobsInDE.com
In a recent JobsInDE.com poll, 78% of participants said they've updated their resume within the last five months, with nearly 1/5 of the group stating that they've updated their resume within the past week of taking the survey. Another 22% haven't updated their resume this year, however, and of those, 14% said it's been two years or more since they took a stab at it.
Why is it important to have an updated resume on hand?
- Preparation is key. You never know when a great job opportunity will come along.
- Tardiness works against you. Employers are inundated with resumes today and the earliest resumes get the most consideration.
- The economy is still uncertain and today's jobs - namely yours - may not be here tomorrow.
So, even if you're not currently looking for a job, it's always a good time to make sure your resume is up to date. Take time every day to jot a few things down and make some updates. It can only help your career.
Margaret Hansen has been writing professionally since receiving a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maine. She has worked for multiple organizations as a weekly newspaper reporter, a weekly newspaper editor, and in a variety of internal/external marketing communications roles. Her freelance career has focused on writing and editing for print, email and web publications in the employment industry, as well as manuscript editing and resume writing. Margaret has been affiliated with JobsInDE.com since 2003, most recently as the content manager/writer/editor for the company's award-winning employment-related newsletters. To suggest articles, or if you are interested in writing for JobsInDE.com, please email her at mhansen (at) JobsInDE.com.