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Four Reasons to Update Your Resume
Many job seekers wait until they have a job listing in front of them before they prepare a resume. However, being ill prepared can result missed opportunities or worse. Here are four reasons to always be equipped with a resume.
- Prepare for the Unexpected. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers change jobs for one reason or another almost every 4 years. Even if youíre not approaching that threshold, now is the time to prepare for unexpected opportunities or disasters that may arise. If your company has a layoff, donít let your peers scoop up the best job openings while you stay at home working on your resume.
- Donít be modest. Assemble a list of your recent accomplishments to provide to your supervisor at your next performance review. Clearly outlining these achievements helps make a compelling case for why you deserve more than just the standard cost of living increase. As these accumulate in your personnel file, it paints a clear picture of your track record of success during your tenure with the company.
- Be First in Line for Promotions. Many companies offer new job openings to existing employees before soliciting outside candidates. Prepare a resume in advance and have a head start on your peers when it comes to applying for coveted jobs or promotions within your own company.
- Evaluate your professional growth. Updating your resume, forces you to examine your development as a professional. Use this opportunity to gauge your worth and determine if you are on track to meet your career goals. If you seem to have hit a plateau for the last few years, it may be time to move on.
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