Proofreading is an important part of the resume updating process. One of the easiest ways to make a poor impression on potential employers or potential clients is to have a resume full of grammatical errors, poor spelling or improper capitalization. Everyone has heard the expression, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” In this digital age, with employers having resumes delivered to their inboxes twenty-four hours a day, resumes with errors are quickly and easily tossed into an electronic wastebasket.
Once the resume is written, work is not done. You should think of your resume as a living breathing thing. It needs to be updated, tweaked, fine-tuned and carefully nurtured. Once you create your resume, store it electronically and be sure to pull it out and look at it at least once a season. When you do this seasonal review, make sure you include any new honors, awards, and achievements. When possible change the wording you use to fit new vocabularies and terms of art in your industry.
In conclusion, it is important to keep your resume up-to-date at all times so that you are ready to hand it over to a potential employer or business contact at any time. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, when was the last time you updated your resume?