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.