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A Resume Checklist: Keep it updated

The last thing you should do with your new resume is commit to keeping it updated.

Your resume isn’t a one-and-done sort of document. It is a living project that requires attention at least quarterly.

If you don’t already have one, start a “brag” file. This can be a file folder or a folder on your computer that you use to collect items for updating your resume.

Every three months (or more often), think back over the things you’ve done and document your successes. Include descriptions of projects (and quantify accomplishments related to those projects in terms of numbers, percentages, and dollars), performance reviews, testimonials or letters of appreciation from customers, awards/honors, training certificates, publications you’ve contributed to, etc.

Finally, if you have a Workwrite resume, put a note on your calendar for next year at this time that we will be updating your resume. I will email you when your annual update is due, so you can have your accomplishments collected and be ready to go.

 

Update button image courtesy gotcredit.com. Green checkmark image courtesy yodiyim via FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

 

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