Morganville, NJ, August 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- This September marks the 14th Annual International Update Your Resume Month created by Career Directors International (CDI). To celebrate it, award winning resume writer, Michelle Riklan, is giving away five 15-minute resume consultations and a copy of her e-book, "How to Create a Resume that Lands on Top of the Pile" this month.
Michelle encourages all working professionals to take a moment—even just 30 minutes—to update their resume. After listing all your new skills and accomplishments, go to RiklanResources.com to schedule your complimentary 15-minute resume consultation. You can also get your free e-book by visiting the website's product page. Just choose the right book and enter the coupon code: ResumeMonth.
During this month, career coaches, resume writers and other members of the CDI will go all out to encourage everyone they know to update their resume. So if any of you were reminded to update his resume this year or the past few years, now you know why.
If you were able to take advantage of an unexpected job opportunity because you updated your resume before you even needed it, then the folks at CDI have done their job well. International Update Your Resume Month is all about awareness and taking control of your career, after all.
Why September of All Months?
September is the perfect month to prepare for a new chapter in your career. As kids enter a new school year to advance their learning, adults should do the same for their career.
Take stock of new skills and professional achievements you’ve had since the year started. Doing this prepares you for what lies ahead—be it new opportunities, a change in career path or a layoff.
September is also a month of job fairs. In addition, many companies continue regular operations and hiring in September, when their HR and decision makers are back from their summer getaway. Great companies are looking for new recruits, are you and your resume ready to meet them?
Employers can sniff out a poorly written resume instantly. Employment jobs, overlapping dates, poor job descriptions, all of this can land you in the reject pile instantly.
Unfortunately, most job seekers avoid updating their resume until they actually need it. You won’t be able to remember all the new training, projects and achievements you’ve had when you’re under pressure.
A job-winning resume takes time to create, all CDI members know this. That’s why they named September as International Update Your Resume Month—to remind us all that it’s easier and more effective to update our resume regularly, instead of cramming at the last minute.