While you may not need an entirely new resume, you should probably freshen up your current credentials.Updating your resume doesn't have to be too time-consuming or painful, there are five quick tips for breathing new life into your old resume.


1. Start at the End


Don't overwhelm yourself by looking at your entire resume -- yet. "Look at the bottom of your resume and see if there's anything new that you can add. Workshops, professional training, or awards are a quick way to add something current.


2. Where You've Been and Where You're Going


Next, look at the position nearest the bottom of your resume. Ask yourself if it's still relevant to your current career goal. If it's not, delete it so you can build on more current accomplishments that will further your career.

接下来,看看简历接近结尾的部分。 自己看看上面填写的内容是否和你当前的工作目标相关,如果不是的话就删除掉,并多写一些对你即将涉足的职业有帮助的已达到的成就。

If that last position is still somewhat relevant, Just edit it down. The very first position you held should get the least amount of attention.


3. A Year in the Life


Turn your attention toward your current job. Update any new projects or accomplishments that have occurred over the last year. Even if it's not a promotion, just include anything from last year that can be added to it.


4. Update Your Look


Current information deserves a current look. Does your resume look stylish and polished -- or plain, dull, and dated? If so, it may be time to give your resume a face lift. "If you're still using the same resume format you used a few years ago, you should change it to something more suited to the positions you're currently pursuing -- not those you had after graduation.


Also, make your resume available in several formats -- text only, Microsoft Word, and a PDF. "There's a good use for each of these formats. Having a PDF of your resume at the ready implies a little more technical savvyon your part.


5. Proofread. Proofread. Proofread.


Every time you make any changes to your resume, it's possible to introduce another error.