Most of us only think about updating our resumes when we’re worried about our current job or looking for a new one. But waiting until you need your resume to update it can cause you undue stress and even leave off some of your best work=.
TCash Money Life reminds us that when you’re stressed out about your current job or worried that a layoff probably isn’t the best time to update your resume because you’re not in the mindset to think about your successes and goals. Instead, update your resume after every major project or performance review so you can include your best work on it for future employers to see.
Keeping your resume updated regularly will make sure it’s always a reflection of your strengths and help you avoid the panic of a pending job loss. After all, if you think your job is in danger, you have other things to do with your time. If you need help keeping track of your best work to put on your resume, consider keeping a work diary so you never lose track.
When do you update your resume? Do you keep it up to date all the time, or just when the boss starts to irritate you? Let us know in the comments below.
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