WAY TO WELLNESS# 64
Waiting one or two—or more—years to update your resume can be a large endeavor. The thought of such an effort can cause you to delay until you absolutely need a resume. Rather than wait that long, update your resume at least twice annually. Follow this checklist when performing your refresh:
- Have your career goals changed?
- Do you have a new position, new employer, new award or new degree to add?
- What are your top accomplishments since your last update? Can you add a measured result for the accomplishment?
- Is your resume style and format current?
It can be challenging to remember achievements from a few years ago. You probably know what you did in general terms, but the measured results may be tough to recall. Keep a folder where you can store e-mails, reports and performance evaluations that document your achievements and the statistics. It only takes a few seconds to tuck this data into a safe place for review at a later date. When it is time to update your resume, you will be glad you saved those documents.