3 Reasons Why: Quick Resume Updates
While most lawyers have a resume on hand, most say they need to update it before applying for a new position. The status quo is to update only when considering a change. If you have been at the same company or firm for three years, a lot has happened and been learned. While this may not seem like a big deal, this is why it is:
- Delays the process: When a job search is underway, time is sensitive. Updating and digging for information delays the process and puts you at a disadvantage.
- Risk of forgetting key or pivotal skills, deals, projects to add to a resume, cover letter, or deal sheet.
- Procrastination and dread set in if many changes need to be made. In short, it sucks more.
Resume writing can be a laborious and, frankly, unpleasant task…but only if you start from scratch or need an overhaul.
Add a repeated task to your calendar for a quick monthly or quarterly update to ensure it gets done. A twenty-minute tweak every three months can mean the difference between you getting or missing an opportunity. Guaranteed.
The rule of thumb is to add more sophisticated experience as you hit those milestones. Condense less sophisticated items if necessary but do not remove them entirely.
You will be ready and NIMBLE· when a recruiter calls with your dream job.