Update your Resume
This month marks the second annual Update your Resume Month,
sponsored by the Professional Resume Writing and Research
The goal of the campaign is to encourage everyone to take
a serious assessment of their career and update their achievements
and changes that occurred over the past year that need to
be on the resume.
Maintaining a current resume is much easier and productive
than writing one from scratch the day before a job closes.
While a great resume wont guarantee you a job, a boring,
mediocre resume wont even get you noticed.
Job-hunting is the only competitive event where you rarely
get to evaluate the competition. Its now a employer
driven market, and strong companies will demand great people
for their the money. An updated resume is like an insurance
policy for your career.
Here are some tips to give your resume an annual facelift.
· List any awards you won or were nominated for.
· Add a Keywords and a Computer Skills section.
· Get rid of boring objectives and references
available upon request.
· If you dont have a Headhunter, find one or
two who specialize in your occupation.
· Dump the one page format.
· Check the Document Properties to make sure one of
your former employers is NOT listed on the software license.
· Convert it to ASCII Text.
· Back it up on a floppy disc or CD and keep a hard
copy of your resume in an Accomplishments file in a paper
· Add a quote that sums up your work ethic from a well-known
· List the high profile stories you are familiar with,
and how well you know your way around your city.
· Add famous stories youve covered.
· Dont forget to send copies of your updated
resume to your references and your agent.
For more free tips on employment searches written by Professional
Resume Writers, log on to www.updateyourresume.com.
To find a member of the PRWRA in your area, visit www.prwra.com.