What is a good practice to do on a regular basis?
Update your resume(s) and CV.
While traveling on a plane ride, the thought came
to me to bring up the need to update your
public relations documents. We commonly
recommend building and maintaining your
general resume that contains your full listing
of your background. It might be useful to
also select items for one targeted resume in
case a situation arises.
It is a good reminder for those who use CVs
to insert their latest accomplishments, papers
Remember to update
- references: people move on more frequently.
use the latest contact information.
it is a good reason to reconnect with them
- experiences: projects completed, new skills
applied to accomplish objectives
- publications, presentations and patents: update
the latest information; also consider collecting
.pdf files of publications to share if needed
- affiliations and professional activities
Let’s also ask ourselves if this is a nudge to
energize your commitment to your profession.
Consider getting more involved — organize a
symposium, attend a meeting with a professional
purpose, and learn new skills.
It is worthwhile to ask for help. Speak to your
mentors. Request and connect with a career
consultant with the ACS. Attend a workshop
at a regional or national meeting.