If you’re brand new to the workforce or you are an experienced work professional looking for those next job opportunities, updating your resume profile and your work experience gained throughout the year is critical to your long term job security.
The New Year brings a sense of renewal and revival in the job market. The holidays are over and companies are now looking ahead to what their objectives and goals are for the coming year. Employers return to new annual budgets and a sense of getting back to work that often drives hiring in the first quarter of the year. Therefore, get your resume up to date and ready for those unexpected opportunities.
So how do you write a resume for this New Year’s revival? Look back at the prior year and determine what additional experience or skills you obtained that would benefit your career. If you were like many experienced professionals or recent college graduates unable to find work, look at any skills or projects you participated in throughout the year. Even unrelated experience such as volunteer work, coaching, additional education, or gained skills qualifies to summarize on your resume. Don’t think that just because you were out of work your activities throughout the year don’t qualify, they do!