How Often Do You Update Your Resume?

How Often Do You Update Your Resume?

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or not, keeping an up-to-date resume saves you the stress and hassle of updating it when you really need it, and it serves as a good tool for keeping an eye on your career progress. How often do you update yours?

We’ve talked before about not waiting for a job search to update your resume. We’ve also shared tips with you about how to generate more interest in your resume, whether you should go paper or online, and how to get your resume past the six-second scan. And, if that’s not enough, be sure to check out our top 10 ways to rock your resume.

So, how often do you update your resume and why? Let us know in the comments below.


  • I don’t really keep updating my resume often, however I do keep a record of all the milestones and achievements so I can add them to my resume when needed.

    This way I can craft a resume for the job, and not spend time wasting trying to remember things I’ve done in the past.

  • I know a certain academic who doesn’t bother updating his resume because you type his name in google and you get 200+ academic publications and accolades by him. Really crazy to think that certain accomplished people don’t even need to write resumes anymore.

  • I like to keep on top of things, just in case, so I update my resume whenever I have something new to add. For example, any time I start/finish a job, start/finish volunteer work, obtain a new certificate or complete a course, achieve something at an existing job, or achieve/complete/start/finish/whatever anything else I need to place on my resume. Now, my Linked In profile is a completely different story. 😉 That only gets updated when I’m actively looking for work, but thankfully everything is already on the master copy of my resume, so it’s all pretty easy to update.

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