SEPTEMBER IS INTERNATIONAL
[Cincinnati, OH]—Because you never know when you’ll need to use your résumé, the month of September has been designated “International Update Your Résumé Month” as an annual reminder for job seekers to review their résumé, LinkedIn profile, and other career documents.
UPDATE YOUR RESUME MONTH
“If you are asked for your résumé, you want to be able to provide it quickly,” says résumé writer Jonathan Nugent of All⋆Star Career Services.“It can take time to gather your accomplishments, and you don’t want to forget something if you’re in a rush.”
Here are some guidelines for updating your résumé:
- Is your work experience up to date? Need to add your current position? Now is also the time to review your accomplishments and make sure they are reflected in your résumé.
- Check your contact information. Make sure you’ve included your customized LinkedIn URL on your résumé.
- Update your education, training and certifications. Have you taken any classes in the last year? Earned a degree? Pursued a certification? Attended a job-related seminar?
“Most important, make sure the résumé makes it clear who you are, what you’re good at, and what type of job you’re interested in,” Nugent said. “You have less than one minute to capture the attention of your résumé’s reader, so make it count.”
This is the 17th year for “International Update Your Résumé Month,” originally created by Career Directors International in 2001 to support job seekers worldwide.
MEDIA NOTE: If you are interested in an interview, please contact Jonathan Nugentat 513.322.1061.
Jonathan Nugent is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and Certified Professional Career Coach in Cincinnati, OH. Jonathan has been writing résumés and working in the employment industry for almost 16 years. As one of only 4 professionals dual-certified in the state of Ohio, he bring a unique wholistic to the ever-dreaded job search. He is a member of the National Résumé Writer’s Association and the Professional Association for Résumé Writers and Career Coaches.