I need a resume update, now what?

I need a resume update, now what?

Resume update? What’s that? You had your resume professionally done. You may decide you need a resume update. Many people work with me multiple times throughout their career. I help them get a new role and then a few years later, they need a resume update. If the time span is just one or two years, updates make sense. New content to add and other changes may fit the definition of a resume update. When you start getting beyond one or two years, you face other issues.

Resume update if you wrote my resume?

Resume styles and strategies are a continually changing process. If I wrote a resume four or five years ago, the design is stale, the strategies become outdated and your content changes. This puts this client needing to invest in a new resume. Every situation is assessed individually to decide what we need to do to reach your goals.

What if another professional resume writer wrote my resume?

My first recommendation is to go back to the original writer to see what their policy is about the resume update. If I work with a client from another professional resume writer, it is treated as a new project and charged as a new resume. Going back to your original writer will allow you to see what their update policies are and possibly fit into a different pricing bracket.

How often should I update my resume?

Yesterday I talked about spring cleaning. I think you should treat your resume as an active document in your career arsenal and continuously evaluate it so that you are not caught without the right date in the event that an opportunity arises for a new role.

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