Updating my resume
If you’re anything beyond an entry-level employee, your internships and other early jobs are taking up valuable space, Smith-Proulx says.
Omit experience that dates back further than 10 years unless it’s essential to your narrative — say, an internship with Jeff Bezos that changed your career trajectory. No sense giving an ageist hiring manager an excuse to pass you over because you’re too young — or too old.
Get Rid of the Old Stuff Your resume should reflect the latest achievements in your career and your current position.
It should also contain your skills that are marketable in today’s workplace.
Make yours an attention grabber: Point the reader to places where you have samples of your work product — Linked In, a personal website — and add your phone and email address.
Also near the top, catch the hiring manager’s attention by emphasizing your skill set.
No matter what industry you may be applying for, résumés still matter.
And even if you’ve gotten an interview due to connections (some statistics cite that over 70% of jobs are landed due to networking), you’ve still got to produce a piece of paper formally listing your credentials.
You never know when an exciting job opportunity will present itself, so it’s always a good idea to have your resume ready to send at a moment’s notice.
Another reason for always having an updated resume is that you could lose your job without much or even any notice. In either case, it makes good sense to have a current copy of your resume available for when you need it.Doing so cements the value you can bring to the role, as opposed to what you’re looking for in a job, Leavy-Detrick says.