Spring Cleaning for your Resume

If you are like me, you spent some time this weekend switching your clothes around.  Moved the golf shirts and flower prints to the front and shoved all the black stuff into a box in the garage.  That’s what we do in spring.

It is just your closet that should be sorted and updated.  Your resume should be refreshed too.

It may not be as important as your smoke detector, but in terms of your career, it should be right up there.

Here are the things to consider:

Has your title changed?shirt

Has the scope of the role been increased?

Did you take any courses or workshops over the winter?

How about any special projects?

Any new volunteer committees or fund raising (yes, the ride to conquer cancer counts)

Once this is done and stored in a place that’s easily retrievable, like Dropbox, you might want to apply the same logic to your LinkedIn profile.

And if you have a few minutes at work, find all those emails that say “thank you” and “you’re a star”.  First, email them to yourself and second, print them and take them home.  You just never know when you are going to need a little lift or evidence of your great work.

So put on your favourite cotton, short sleeved shirt and get to it!

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