Why You Need a Resume:
The most obvious reason why you might need a resume is when you’re looking for a job. But there are many other reasons why you might want to put together a resume now, even if you’re not actively seeking new employment:
- You may need a resume if your employment situation changes. The company may be acquired. Your boss may leave for a new position and want you to come with him/her. Or your boss’ replacement wants to bring in his/her own people.
- You may need a resume if your current employer requests a resume from you to include in a proposal the company is preparing for a new contract.
- You may need a resume if you want to apply for an internal promotion or transfer.
- You may need a resume if you are going to be a speaker for an organization or an event. This applies to entrepreneurs as well!
- You may need a resume if you are seeking to be on a board of directors.
- You may need a resume if you want to go back to school and they require you to submit a resume with your application.
- You may need a resume if you are networking. Someone you just met who is interested in learning more about you may ask for your resume. This contact may help lead you to unadvertised job openings.
It’s easier to maintain a resume than to scramble to put one together, especially when a new opportunity arises and you need to give someone your resume on short notice. Even if you keep your resume updated, you may still need to re-target it for different kind of opportunities that may arise.
If you don’t have a resume, it’s time to get one; and if you have one, but it hasn’t been updated in a while, now is the time to bring it up to date. You never know when you might need your resume, and you want it ready when you do.
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Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.