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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Keeping your CV up-to-date

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Emily Boyd

Sometimes it's hard to remember to refresh your CV or résumé with your latest career achievements, but with this handy tip from RTM user fbiljecki you'll be up-to-date and ready for any opportunity:

Bob keeps his CV up-to-date

A lot of people from time to time have to send their CVs to various institutions, and the contents of their CVs are normally changing through time. To avoid changing and updating my CV in panic every time before a deadline for submitting it is close and while preparing it quickly forgetting about some important stuff I could put inside, I added a small reminder "Update your CV" to RTM, repeating every two months. So, every two months I add new stuff to my CV (e.g. projects completed, new skills, education/training completed, experience gained, new interests) and improve existing lines.

In this way my CV is always ready and up-to-date for potential scholarships, employers and various organisations. Needless to say, by writing your CV little by little, you can't just forget to put some essential stuff in it. If I suddenly get an idea to put something in my CV but don't have time to do so, I just add a note in the task and add it when the time for updating my CV comes.

Thanks for sharing this tip, fbiljecki! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week. :)

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