Jobseeker Advice from CareerRush: 

What You Need To Know About Updating Your Resume

When you are considering looking for a new job, one essential task will be updating your resume to include all of the ways in which you have grown and expanded over the past year. You can use this as an opportunity to increase the relevance of every portion of your resume, making sure that it is fully in line with your current career goals and all of the ways in which you hope to grow and expand in the time to come. This will give you the best chance of making yourself seem like the best person for the job. An updated resume is going to be the most relevant way in which you can give any prospective employer an idea of who you will be as a worker.

What Do You Look For When Updating a Resume?

The first step that you should take when you are planning on updating your resume is to look at your complete list of qualifications and skills. What have you learned since you last updated your resume? Have you been through any new experiences which make you look even more attractive to prospective employers? A lot can happen over the course of a single year and you will want to make sure that your resume reflects the professional growth you have gone through.

You will also want to take a look at how your career goals have developed and changed since you last wrote your resume. If you are looking for a new position, you will want to consider what will look good to the people hiring for that position and then update your qualifications and goals accordingly. This will give you the best possible chance of being the most qualified candidate for the job.

Should You Take Anything Off Of Your Resume?

In your previous jobs worked, you may have some jobs, which aren't going to do much for your resume besides take up valuable space. Instead of letting these previous jobs simply waste space, consider how much you will achieve by taking them off of your resume. Accomplishing this will help you conserve resume space and appear more professional. Everything listed will have a direct relevance to the position that you are after and you can appear as a cleaner candidate for the job over the person who feels as if they need to list every possible previously worked position.

Giving Your Resume a Makeover

If you have been using the same resume format for a long time, you may want to consider giving your resume a makeover as well. This can help you look clean and fresh. A new font and a new layout can do wonders, showing that you are able to keep updated with the times. You will suddenly take on a whole new professional outlook and this will be great when you are striving to make a lasting impression. Without this dedication, you may not be able to grab the attention of the managers reading your resume and you may be passed over for the position. Rather than let this happen, give your resume the work it needs and help it to become something which can easily impress anyone.

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