When was the last time you had to write a resume?
You never know when you may find yourself in a situation where you may need to produce your resume at a moment’s notice. Web Watch recommends that once a year, you take out your existing resume and update it with the past 12 months-worth of accomplishments, while your most recent job review is fresh in your mind.
It won’t hurt, and then you have it ready on the off-chance that a recruiter calls you with “The Most Ultimate Job Opportunity Ever… if I can have your resume in my hands by 3:00pm today…”
So what are the types of THINGS YOU SHOULD DO WHEN UPDATING YOUR RESUME?
First, don’t worry about resume length anymore. The old standard one- or two-page limit has gone out the door with electronic resume submissions — more so if you’re been relatively successful at your job and have a lot of accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to talk about.
Second, get a LinkedIn profile page if you’re actively job-hunting. Think of it as an online resume supplement.
The above link has some additional tips as well, including these TOP TEN MOST OVERUSED WORDS ON RESUMES:
- extensive experience
- proven track record
- team player
- problem solver
Why exclude these terms? Because everybody has these phrases on their resumes, and you don’t want to be the same as everybody else – your resume needs to help you stand out from the crowd.