Whether you're currently in or out of employment, keeping your CV up to date is essential as you never know when you may need it. There may be the opportunity for promotion within your current organisation or you may be actively job seeking and find a role that you want to apply for. You need to be prepared and ensure that you can send a CV out quickly or you may miss out on the perfect opportunity.

It's very easy to forget what you have accomplished in your role, particularly if you have been doing it for a long period of time. Documenting your achievements regularly will save you the last minute rush of trying to remember everything. Make sure you update your CV regularly with the following information:

  • Key projects that you have led or worked on and the impact that they had on the business
  • Process improvements where you have decreased costs or increased efficiencies
  • Ongoing qualifications with the name of the course and when you completed it
  • New skills that you have developed

Making sure your CV is up to date will help you to hit the ground running if you need to look for alternative employment. The more frequently you update your CV, the less work you'll need to do when you need to use it.

Here's a few tips to consider when updating your CV

Find out more about things that you should or shouldn't include, how to optimise your CV for mobile devices, the importance of your digital footprint and much more:

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