Even if you’re not thinking about changing jobs, we at Equilibrium Marketing Solutions suggest that it’s still a good idea to keep your résumé up to date. On LinkedIn, your résumé is your professional calling card and can open doors for work and volunteer prospects. Here are a few tips to help write a great CV:
• Keep It Short: Unless you’re at the end of your career with a huge wealth of experience, limit your résumé to one page. The goal is to quickly showcase your skills, not write an essay.
• Watch Your Grammar: Not only do you want to show attention to detail by keeping your résumé error-free, you also want to avoid first-person pronouns (because they are implied). Keep things clear and direct. Equilibrium Marketing Solutions associates take turns editing each other’s résumés to make sure they are up to par.
• Quantify Your Work: To support your claims, you want to put numbers around as much of your work as you can. Instead of saying you exceeded sales goals, say you exceeded sales goals by 10 percent.
Keeping your résumé up to date is just a good habit. That way, when you are ready to apply for your next role, you’ve already made notes of all the challenges you’ve taken on in your previous role and the leadership positions you filled. Equilibrium Marketing Solutions’ leaders want each associate to grow to their full potential and harnessing all that information on a résumé (or at least a LinkedIn profile) is a step that direction.