September is International Update Your Resume Month and the perfect time to update your resume as many companies renew their hiring efforts for 4th quarter deliverables. As the kids head back to school, you can refocus your time on your career development.
How old is your resume? If it has not been updated in the last year or two, odds are it is outdated and not winning you interviews. A fresh resume can be just what you need to jump-start a stalled job search. As you read job postings, capture key words and phrases to add to your resume keep the language of your resume current. Most importantly, make sure your resume is compatible with the Applicant Tracking Systems many employers use today, to avoid the “resume black hole”. Otherwise, no human being will ever read your resume.
Even if you are not currently conducting a job search, you should treat your resume as a living document, Continue reading