Update Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking For a Job

You're not really looking for a job right now, and with all of the other things on your to-do list, updating your resume isn't top priority. But what would you do if the perfect opportunity popped up today? Would you be ready? Would you have anything to show for the experience you've gained? I found myself in this situation recently, when I received a message through PROpen Mic from Phil Gomes (check out his Ask Phil videos on the site) about a position on the Edelman Digital Integration Team. I was not about let this opportunity pass. I was able to swing the LinkedIn profile for a little while, but ultimately I had to scramble to take that information and update my good-old-fashioned one-page resume (I did end up getting the job, and it has been fantastic so far). So if you found out the perfect job position at this very moment, what would you do? If you're a creative type, is your portfolio updated? Do you have a website to show off your work and voice? Do you have your resume updated, not only on LinkedIn, but also as a formatted document? If not, I suggest you schedule some time to work on these things.

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