4 Steps to Follow to Update your Resume
New Year, New Job?
Did you know that January and February are two of the best months to look for a job? According to Top Resume, most companies receive renewed budgets at the beginning of the year and have a better idea of what they can afford to hire for. If you’ve been thinking about starting a new career for 2022, now is the time to update or create your resume and start searching! Follow our steps below when updating your resume before applying to a new job.
Update your resume
Before beginning your job search, first, update your resume and make necessary additions since the last time you made updates. One of the most important aspects of any job search is updating your resume, so don’t wait until the last minute. A good rule of thumb is to try to update your resume quarterly or, at the very least, once a year. Schedule the time in your calendar to help you remember and stay committed to the task.
Optimize your resume
A resume should tell a story about your career and your accomplishments, but it should also be aligned to the job you’re applying for. When writing your resume, make sure to highlight these types of specific details and accomplishments. Take a look at your resume and see if it matches up with each bullet point on the job description. If not, update your information and make it easy for anyone to see how qualified you are for the job.
Make your resume as the solution to the company’s problems
Think of a job posting as a company’s way of listing all the ways they need help. If the job description aligns with your resume, it could be a good match on both sides. With the applicant pool being so competitive, you must find a way to market yourself above the rest. Look at the problems the company has on the job description think of all the ways you can solve them and be sure those details are in your resume.
Think of your resume as a first impression
This is the easy stuff that a lot of people forget about. Most of the time a resume is your first impression. Your resume should be simple yet packed with your accomplishments. Ask yourself these questions before finalizing your resume:
- Is there any spelling or grammatical errors?
- Is the font consistent throughout your resume?
- Does the format look good? (i.e. spacing, use of bold or bullet points, punctuation, etc.)
- How does it look overall? (Take the extra time to represent yourself in the best light.)
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