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Tips for Keeping Your Resume Up-To-Date

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Resume TipsAre you looking for ways to improve your resume? Below are some tips for keeping your resume up-to-date and ready for your next opportunity.

Your resume should easily communicate your passion to readers. What do you want from a job? What is important to you in a career? This might change over time, so remember to update it as your professional goals evolve.

Add new jobs right away to help you remember all of your specific responsibilities. This also helps you apply the position to your current goals. You should format your job responsibilities to highlight the tasks that correlate to your current career goals. If you remember doing something that applies to your current goals, add it to the job description.

Include keywords relevant to your goals. Research what terms are relevant to your industry. Including these on your resume shows you are knowledgeable about the field. Remember that these can change over time, so keep your research up-to-date.

Exclude irrelevant jobs. You don’t have to include every job you’ve held. If it’s irrelevant to the field you are currently seeking, it doesn’t need to go on your resume. Deleting these jobs frees up space for information that is more specific to your current interests, goals, and accomplishments.

Always edit your resume. Every time you make changes to your resume, make sure you edit it. Writing can usually be improved, so the more you edit your resume, the better it can look to employers. Don’t rush when making additions; take time to read what you’ve written and correct mistakes. An error-free resume can make a good impression on a potential employer.

Remember, you can edit your resume anytime you want, as many times as you want. Make it as current and relevant to your goals as possible to keep your resume up-to-date and ready for your next interview.

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