An Out-of-Date Resume = A Missed Career Opportunity

An Out-of-Date Resume = A Missed Career Opportunity

​I’m sure you’ve heard this adage: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That’s just as true of your resume as it is of many areas of life. Is your resume up to date? If not, you’re planning to miss out on those career opportunities that arise out of the blue and that you won’t want to ignore.

But failing to update your resume isn’t just a problem when it comes to being ready to seize unexpected career opportunities. It also means that you’re not ready to respond to potential layoffs or economic downturns proactively. And with more and more economists signaling that a downturn or a recession is coming in 2019 or 2020, it makes good sense to be ready just in case a sluggish economy impacts your industry, company, or job.

What to Update on Your Resume

Which parts of your resume should you update? The short answer is any part that needs new information added. But here are the sections you should review at least annually, if not semi-annually or quarterly.

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About Cheryl Lynch Simpson

Cheryl is a Career, Job Search & LinkedIn Coach and Master Resume Writer. She has helped clients in >35 industries on 6 continents and has earned 24 global resume writing nominations and awards.

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