Keeping Your Resume Fresh As A Daisy

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Keeping Your Resume Fresh As A Daisy

So you’ve finally landed your dream job and you’re thinking you can leave all that resume–tending and skills–acquiring business behind you, right?

Not so fast.

While your attention should naturally be focused on excelling in your new role, it doesn’t mean you should let your job search armoury waste away like a star athlete–turned–chip–eating couch potato.

For instance, it might be tempting to think that keeping your resume up to date isn’t necessary when you won’t need to use it for the foreseeable future.

But as Forbes points out in 6 Good Reasons To (Always!) Keep Your Resume Updated, there are a number of advantages to keeping your resume, and yes, its vital online companion, your LinkedIn profile, updated with your latest, most relevant achievements, education and skills.

For a start, you may want to position yourself as an expert in your field so you can secure additional work or gigs at conferences, in which case being able to promote every last quiver in your expertise bow is vital.

Or perhaps an unexpected promotion has come up with your employer.

Rather than having to scramble to update your resume, and potentially leaving something vitally important out, it will already be in place, ready to dazzle your prospective new manager.

There is always the possibility too that someone will try to headhunt you, or that, worst case scenario, your current employer could make you redundant when you least expect it.

For a whole host of reasons, not least because none of us can prophetically divine what lies just around the corner, it’s always a good idea to have your resume ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice.

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