It is wonderful to commit to taking the job search seriously by updating your resume. Over the course of the past twenty years, the ways we look for jobs have changed a great deal. Once upon a time, we looked for jobs in the newspaper columns. It was common to see people dressed up and going into town on commuter trains with the classified section of the paper on their laps with various advertisements for positions circled. Today, people are increasingly looking online for jobs with Craig’s List or filling out applications online. What has not changed is the use of the resume to impress those in a position to hire. The crisp linen resume paper that was once the standard is increasingly lessening in popularity as more people apply for jobs online. However, resumes are still the main way of communicating experience and expertise to potential employers.
It is important to keep in mind that a resume should be a living and ever growing and developing thing.