You wouldn’t buy an expensive car and then never get it serviced; why? because it’s an investment and you want it to perform well over time. The same applies to your CV – if you want it to work hard consistently and get you that perfect job you need to invest time ensuring that it sells you and the skills you possess.
Most people only update their CV when they are looking to change roles, so if you have been in the same job for a few years you may be looking at re-writing your CV from scratch which can take hours. The best way to ensure that your CV stays current and relevant is to revisit it often; it’s easy to forget when you have undertaken a training course, finished a successful project or received praise for a job well done.
Acorn recommends that you revisit your CV at least twice a year and if you follow our tips below you will save yourself a lot of time and stress:
Once you have updated your CV remember to re-submit it to your recruitment consultant; if your details haven’t been updated for a while they may assume you are no longer looking for a new job.