The best time to update your resume or CV is…

Update my resumeOver the years I’ve updated my own CV / resume countless times. It’s always a significant investment of time, and its hard to find that time with so many other things competing for it, like:

  • that drink with friends at the bar
  • that great book I was reading
  • work commitments
  • family commitments
  • a sports event, contest, or participation

True, updating your CV or resume is rarely on top of the list, but if you want to land a new job you’ve got to do it.

Many jobs are harder to start when they feel like a big thing to do, so my suggesting is to break the job down into chunks, then make a short habit of attending to it in small bites of time over the course of a few days.  And, if you want to experiment with a different type of resume, one that is not only more interesting to create but that will stand out more, you could try Shine (iPad).

So, how about setting yourself a trigger for the activity, such as:

  • on the train on your commute to or from work
  • during a mid-morning coffee break (take you laptop or iPad and get out of the office for this)
  • over a lunch at the face over the road
  • the first 30 minutes upon returning home in the evening
  • the first 30 minutes upon waking up in the morning
  • if you work in an office, add 30 minutes on the end of your working day

Like a tax return, updating your resume or CV can feel like a daunting task. But, choose to do a little each day, and you’ll soon find you get it done.

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One Response to The best time to update your resume or CV is…

  1. Pingback: 10/07/13 – The ‘Coffee Shop resume’ (or CV) | Talk to Shine

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