3 reasons to always have a current resume

With the changes in the job market and the potential for recruiters and hiring managers searching for new employees, you could get asked for your current resume.

You never know when someone will request your current resume.

With the fast pace of job search today, you never know when someone will ask you for your resume. You want to have quality information about where you are working now as well as a solid resume for prior roles.

Are you prepared with a current resume for internal roles?

It might be surprising but one of the requests I find hardest to fill is a request for a resume for an internal role. Most people who are in a job don't plan ahead. Suddenly, their dream job pops up on the internal job listing board and they aren't ready. I get calls from people who are so excited but they need the resume tomorrow. I can't do that justice so I tell them I can't help.

Planning ahead to ensure you have a current resume will make sure you are ready when that dream job materializes.

Are you prepared with a current resume if the economy changes?

No one could have predicted much of what has happened in the last 15 or so years. It seems we just survive one thing and something else takes over. Let me do a partial recap:

Global Great Recession - started fall of 2007 and economists ended it in 2009 but for most of the country, recovery didn't hit until 2014 or 2015.

Pandemic - Covid started in late January 2020 and it isn't gone yet.

Inflation - Cost of everything started going up in 2021 and hasn't stopped. Inflation is complex and caused by multiple factors:

The annual rate of inflation in the United States hit 6.2% in October 2021, the highest in more than three decades, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Other inflation metrics also have shown significant increases in recent months, though not to the same extent as the CPI." From Pew Research Center.

Supply Chain - According to SupplyChain247, we are not on the other side of supply chain issues either.

It’s proven difficult to easily adapt to the disruptions in the supply chain: 84% of CFOs at organizations with annual revenue between $100 million to $3 billion see supply chain disruptions as either a moderate or severe risk.

In fact, the disruptions to the supply chain rank higher than all other threats, including talent shortages and even the resurgence of Covid-19.

This is just a sampling of the issues facing our lives today. All of these represent a reason to be ready with your resume at any time.

Are you prepared with a current resume in case your role ends?

In today's market, your role can end due to a merger acquisition, company closure, or a host of other issues. Never assume your job will be forever. Always be prepared. Make sure you have a current resume in case your role ends.

Your resume should always be ready and along with that your LinkedIn profile should tell your story and point you in the direction you want to go.

The Design Resumes packages were designed to help you be prepared completely so you are ready for the next move in your career. I guide you through your career journey. Learn more.

3 reasons to always have a current resume

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