A good majority of you professionals do not possess the habit of keeping your resume updated for various reasons. You don’t update it because you are currently working or you just forget. Let’s face it, updating your resume is not really something you are looking forward to doing unless it’s necessary.
You should make it a point that you keep your resume up to date whether you are looking for a new job or is still employed. Aside from being ready for greener pastures, there are more benefits for keeping your resume updated. They are as follows:
For freelance work
For people who are looking for a “sideline” or a “raket” to earn extra, an updated resume will be of good use for you. Sometimes the people that want to collaborate with you or the company that wants you to hire you part-time would ask for your resume. And as much as it is important for full-time work, part-time work also expects to know about your recent relevant work experiences.
Keep in mind that there are always people in any industry who look for professionals that may have the skills or experience that can help their company or business. Brush up your video resume and create an updated version of your video resume. There might be a better offer just around the corner for you. If not, then it’s always nice to know that you are desired.
For promotion or transfer
Be ready to reap the fruits of your labor and step-up to your new position as smoothly as possible. Ready your resume for a smoother, faster transition. Same with those who want to transfer departments. Have an updated resume at hand and submit your application in a timely manner. Doing this shows your superiors that you value professionalism.
For expert endeavors and networking
Say you have been invited for a summit, a conference, or a seminar. May it be overseas or local, the event organizers will surely want information about your career. They chose you because they respect your contributions to your profession. Giving an updated version of your resume makes it easier for both parties and reflects on your credibility.
An updated resume can also help with widening your connections in your industry. Another colleague during these events that you attend may ask for your contact. You can send them directly to your online profile where your updated resume is uploaded as well.
Keeping up with trends
Much like with almost everything nowadays, you’ve got to stay on-trend. The recruitment and labor industry has also adapted to the changes that have happened over the years, thus, you as a professional should do the same.
Updating your resume is basically about being ready, which equals to showing professionalism and credibility. Always keep in mind that your resume is a part of the foundation of your career and it’s vital that you maintain its stability.