Keeping Your Resume Up to Date
By Staff Writer Published on May 4, 2013
While you are taking classes at Stevens-Henager College, you may be working at least a part-time job as well. You may even be working full-time while taking classes. This can be a very difficult balance to maintain. Money can be tight and life can seem hard. But if you’re looking for a new job, your resume is going to be a key factor in whether or not you receive the position that you would like.
One of the most important things you can do with your resume is to keep it up to date. Make sure that the information on your resume is applicable to the job that you are interviewing for. You may need to tweak your resume slightly each time you go in for an interview.
One of the best ways to keep your resume up to date is to add new jobs or experience right away. If you are currently volunteering at a non-profit organization, do not wait until you have finished your volunteering in order to write about it on your resume. Add this information to your resume while you are volunteering so you do not have to worry about it later. Adding it quickly will also help you more accurately describe the duties of the position because they will be fresh on your mind.
Another great way to keep your resume up to date is to include powerful words that help you to stand out. Use power verbs that help your potential employer see that you are good at what you do. You could even research important terms in the field that you are trying to get a job in. If you included some of these terms on your resume, your chances of getting hired will most likely increase.
Always be sure to have your resume edited by someone you trust. You may have looked over your resume a thousand times, but having a second pair of eyes look at it is recommended. Usually someone else will be able to find something you missed, or just help you to fine-tune it.
While studying at Stevens-Henager, keeping your resume up to date is crucial if you’re looking for a new job. Follow these tips to keep your resume up to date and you will be well on your way to securing that job you want.
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