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« on: June 10, 2007, 12:30:25 AM »

How often should a resume me updated. I have read many varying answers on this topic and wanted to here what some of you in this forum think about this. If you can help me out it would be great.
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 10:42:08 PM »

I would update my resume as often as I can.  The reason for this is because you never know when you're going to need your resume.  If you have it ready and current, it becomes less of a stress when you need it now.  In addition, when updating your resume frequently, your also able to remember in detail tasks and/or projects you have accomplished at work.  The longer you wait to include things on your resume, the easier it is to forget your important achievemnts.   
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 05:39:07 PM »

How often should a resume me updated. I have read many varying answers on this topic and wanted to here what some of you in this forum think about this. If you can help me out it would be great.

Take me for example, I work in the advertising and communication field and I publish a lot of articles and do researches which I present during various conferences. Imagine that I have to update my resume at least once-twice a month, just to add a certificate or a great accomplishment, or a great obtained contract.

http://www.cvtips.com/resume_re_write.html

Usually, the resume should be updated every time one has accomplished something which is part of his experience/work history. Then, a resume is updated if it also needs re-wording work done.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 02:24:23 PM »

Try and update it as often as possible, although many just do it when they are looking for a new job!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 05:38:12 AM »

How often should a resume me updated. I have read many varying answers on this topic and wanted to here what some of you in this forum think about this. If you can help me out it would be great.

Once in a month, that too depend on your work done or if you did additional courses or had any Job experience etc.

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 11:15:11 PM »

Seems a bit often to me. Unless your job changes or you qualify in some new kind of training why update it?
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 01:26:08 AM »

Once a month? To update a cv are we talking about?
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 01:35:59 AM »

Why once a month?
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 10:06:43 PM »

You should tailor your cv to every job you apply for.  Takes longer for each application but you need to think about key words the people are looking for and key skills.  Emphasise what they require.

So the answer is, update your cv as often as you apply for jobs.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 11:15:14 AM »

Update a CV when you are actively looking for a new job.
Any other updates will be a waste of time.

If you have to update your CV tailored to a particular job then you shouldn't really be applying for that job as you haven't got the experience.

Finally it is a good idea to have a date page number footer for the CV.  You can then "update" to change the date so it looks current!
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