And if that does happen, you’re going to have enough to think about without adding updating your ancient resume into the mix.
Do yourself a favor and regularly update your job search credentials even when you’re not looking for a job.
Speaking at conferences, contributing articles to publications, or giving quotes to the media as an expert in your field are all excellent ways to grow yourself professionally without leaving your current gig.
But when you pitch yourself to the media or conference organizers, you’re going to have to be able to adequately strut your stuff.
By having your Linked In profile and resume no more than a month old, you avoid selling yourself short (and leaving a generous colleague hanging).
Instead of feeling totally excited for the recognition, she found herself scrambling to fix up her resume, and ultimately sending in a document that didn’t represent her as well as a carefully updated one would have.
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If you’ve been happily employed at the same job for several years, there’s a good chance your resume has been gathering virtual cobwebs.
By having an updated resume on hand, you’ll be able to get your application submitted in a timely manner, showing off your experience, work ethic, and enthusiasm for the new position.
Unfortunately, no matter how much you love your job or how stellar you are at it, a situation may arise where you get laid off or let go.