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October 24, 2016
6 Good Reasons To (Always!) Keep Your Resume Updated

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Article: Always! Keep Your Resume Updated

By Erin Greenwald, Writer and Content Producer

If you've been happily employed at the same job for several years, there's a good chance your resume has been gathering virtual cobwebs. You're certainly not alone - my resume has yet to be updated with anything I've done for the past year and a half or so on the job.

And if you're not planning on searching for a new gig anytime soon, you might think this is perfectly fine. Well, I'm here to tell you that, unfortunately, it's not.

In fact, a polished resume (and LinkedIn profile!) can be almost as valuable to you now as they are when you're in the middle of a job search. Read on for six good reasons to keep your resume updated - always.

1. In Case You Want to Present Yourself as an Expert

Speaking at conferences, contributing articles to publications, or giving quotes to the media as an expert in your field are all excellent ways to grow yourself professionally without leaving your current gig. But when you pitch yourself to the media or conference organizers, you're going to have to be able to adequately strut your stuff.

By keeping your resume and LinkedIn profile updated, you can send them off without blinking an eye. (And after you've given an amazing presentation or had your article published? You should probably, you know, add it to your resume.)

2. In Case Someone Wants to Nominate You For Something

A friend of mine recently had a colleague nominate her for an award, but when he reached out to ask her for a resume to send to the committee, she realized she hadn't updated hers in years -- and therefore it only showed a sliver of her awesome achievements! Instead of feeling totally excited for the recognition, she found herself scrambling to fix up her resume, and ultimately sending in a document that didn't represent her as well as a carefully updated one would have.

By having your LinkedIn profile and resume no more than a month old, you avoid selling yourself short (and leaving a generous colleague hanging).

3. In Case You Want to Pick Up Some Side Work

Even if you're not looking for a new full-time job, you may decide you want to pick up some freelance work or collaborate with someone on a side project. And if a great opportunity lands in front of you, you'll be happier and more confident if you aren't scrambling to get your resume up to snuff.

For example, I was passively considering picking up some freelance work recently when what seemed like the perfect opportunity presented itself. I wanted to get my name and expertise in the hiring manager's inbox ASAP -- when I realized that not only did I not have an updated resume, I didn't even have a copy of one on my new computer. Rookie move.

Don't find yourself in a pinch like me. Keep an updated file of your resume somewhere it's easy to find, along with a document containing all the experience not on your one-pager (in case you need to tailor the experience you're showing off for a specific position).

4. In Case You Have Secret Admirers

Just because you're not looking for a new job doesn't mean someone else isn't looking for someone exactly like you. Recruiters or people looking to collaborate on projects are often actively keeping an eye out for the perfect fit. If they call you up asking for your resume -- or come across your three-year-old LinkedIn profile -- they're unlikely to be impressed.

But if they see an up-to-date document or profile detailing all of the impressive things you've done recently? They might just extend you an offer that you'd have a hard time turning down (and, at the very least, it'll be a nice confidence boost!).

5. In Case a Promotion Comes Up at Work

Even if you adore your current company and have no plans to leave, you may eventually be ready for a more senior position. And even though your manager has firsthand experience of your incredible work, the powers-that-be who are making a decision may still want to see it all on paper.

6. In Case the Worst Happens

Unfortunately, no matter how much you love your job or how stellar you are at it, a situation may arise where you get laid off or let go. And if that does happen, you're going to have enough to think about without adding updating your ancient resume into the mix.

Do yourself a favor and regularly update your job search credentials even when you're not looking for a job. By keeping your resume current, you're just a cover letter away from bouncing back into the job-searching market.


Erin Greenwald believes in the power of content to spread ideas, build communities, and engage and delight people - which is why she spends her days helping employers and brands do just that. During her time at The Muse, Erin has also worn the hats of personal website expert, video producer, Shutterstock wrangler, master lunch-packer, and company librarian.