If you’re in the market for a new job, you need to update your resume each time your circumstances change. This includes details such as address, phone numbers, email address and new job details. It’s important that we have a copy of your resume on file, and more importantly it needs to be current. Our candidate management software can read your resume and populates your profile using this information, making it essential to keep us in the loop. Furthermore, to put you forward for a role we need to submit your resume to the client, and if we need to wait for an updated version, you risk missing out. We have some simple tips that will help you keep your resume up to date, without too much hassle and hard work.
Email yourself a copy
We suggest you save a copy of your resume to your computer, on a USB and most importantly, email yourself a copy. Computers can crash and USB sticks can go missing, don’t set yourself up to lose your resume by only saving it to your computer. When saving copies of your resume, use dates to help you keep track of your most recent version. For example, save the file as “Chris Smith Resume September 2014”. This way your resume is always easily accessible.
Use a template
Using a template allows you to simply fill in your information, without having to worry too much about formatting. This is perfect if sitting in front of a computer is not your thing. If you move you just need to change the address field, when you get a new job you just need to add those details to the top of your employment history, the rest stays the same. It’s so simple. There are loads of resume templates out there, so find something that you like and get started. This link has 275 resume templates for Microsoft Word, which is our preferred resume format. Follow this formula and you’ll be on the right track.
Once you’ve created your resume using a template, you’re set. If you need any advice on your resume once you’ve formatted it, don’t hesitate to send us a copy to take a look at. If you’re a candidate of ours, we need a copy of that shiny new resume you’ve just created for your profile anyway!