You don’t have to change it weekly or
even monthly, but you should certainly review it at least every three months and update it as necessary.
Your experience will
hopefully show career growth over time but, even if it doesn’t, you should outline new responsibilities and areas of
The best resumes today focus on results and skills, so try to present as many relevant ones as possible. Some
examples are: Achieved annual increases of 65 percent or greater in editorial media exposure; decreased operational expenses
by 17 percent; reduced employee turnover from 60 percent to less than 15 percent within the first year; launched organization's
Facebook page; and reduced printing expenses by 23 percent through effective e-mail marketing campaigns.
Most companies and organizations
are looking for well-rounded and personable individuals, so make sure your resume illustrates this as best as possible.
You should be on LinkedIn with a current profile, because potential employers can easily check it. If
you have a public profile name, include it to facilitate finding you. If you are active on Twitter, consider including your user name. If you’ve tweeted disparaging remarks
about your current or any previous employer, do not include your user name – and mark “Only let people whom I
approve follow my tweets.” in the Tweet Privacy section. This will block your tweets from the public. That said, this
is usually a red flag to potential employers.
If you have a blog, use similar considerations as to whether or not to share it with potential
employers, even if it’s not connected with your profession.
Include interesting volunteer and community-service involvement, as well as leadership
always, your resume should appear professional and well-organized. Ask a few friends or family members to review it,
make suggestions, and catch mistakes.
Don’t put off updating your resume. Make sure you don’t miss out when opportunity
knocks at your door.