When is the Last Time You Updated Your Resume??
Everyone knows it is important to keep your resume updated. However, we have all been in a situation where the perfect opportunity came up, all you had to do was submit your resume...but you can't even remember the last time you updated it, or you don't even know where it is! PEOPLE!!! We can't create and accept opportunities if we aren't ready to receive them.
Thankfully, keeping your resume updated is very simple. If you are currently employed, that position should already be on your resume with your assigned duties. As you continue with the company, get promoted, or take on more responsibility, this additional information should be added to your resume.
Here is a list of items you should always include on your resume. These are details that you may forget when you're rushing to update your resume:
- Dates of Hire (Month and Year)
- Job Duties
- Projects Completed
- Awards and Accomplishments
- College GPA (If Over 3.0)
- Involvement in Campus Organizations and Events
If you need a government resume, you will need all the information above, as well as:
- Supervisor's First and Last Name
- Supervisor's Contact Number
- GS code, Annual or Hourly Salary, and Hours Worked Per Week
- Address of Job
The reason why many of us fail to keep our resume updated is because we get comfortable once we get a new job and don't think about updating it until we decide its time for a new gig. However, technology allows us to easily update and save our resume. Even if you jot down new items and return later to properly format it, at least you captured it.
Also, always remember to make sure your resume is saved as a Word document and be sure to use one of the many cloud services to save your documents. You can always lose a flash drive and you do not want your computer to crash without backing up your files.
Some options for Cloud/Storage Services/Apps include:
- Google Drive
- Apple iCloud - Pages
- Microsoft Word App
It is very simple to keep your resume updated, which is why there is no reason for you not to be prepared when the perfect job presents itself! However, if your life is simply just too busy, leave it up to the professionals. Sam's Word is always looking to help, so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with excellent Resume Writing services.