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Over the years Team HMA has written many great blogs about what it takes to make a great resume and cover letter, especially when pursuing a job in the PR industry (you can find them here, here and here.)

But what happens once you get the job? Do you still need a resume? If so, how often do you update it?

I have to say, I haven’t touched my resume since Spring of 2019 as I was preparing to graduate from college and begin looking for a job. Once I interviewed and accepted a position here at HMA, I never thought about my resume again until recently when I was asked for a copy of it as I began to pursue an opportunity to join an organization’s board of directors.

This got me thinking about if I should be keeping my resume updated and do others do the same. After a quick Google search and many articles, I quickly learned that yes, you should keep an updated resume – especially when you don’t think you actually need it.

Even though you may not pursuing a new job opportunity, it is great to keep an updated resume for when you are interested in pursuing a board position or even to keep track of the new skills and accomplishments you acquire through the years. At the very least, it’s a great way to keep an updated LinkedIn profile.

Autumn Jarrett
Autumn Jarrett
Originally from Illinois, Autumn currently resides in Tempe. In her spare time, you will find her taking weekend trips with her friends, shopping or binge watching her favorite shows. Check out Autumn's complete bio here.

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