During a job search, your resume plays a major role. It provides proof that you’re capable of doing the job. However, having a resume even if you’re not looking for a job is also important. Here are nine reasons why you need a resume, even if you have a job:
1. To Ensure Client Loyalty – Clients and customers are always on the lookout for a better, quicker, more attractive response!
2. To Attract New Clients or Customers – Whether the plan is growth, replacing clients lost through attrition, or just ensuring a fair share of the American Pie, everyone needs new customers.
3. To Improve or Maintain Status in an Industry or Field – Visibly impressive qualifications communicated well and often ensure that few people will have ill words to speak.
4. To Provide Job Security – If changes need to be made, a manager will be less likely to delete someone who clearly has the skills, knowledge, and ability to do the job.
5. To Obtain a Raise – Not only will an updated resume provide the needed justification, but also it gently reminds the boss that you are a well-qualified employee that would be sought after by competitors.
6. To Confirm Self-Worth – A resume is a great way to sit back and look objectively at oneself to see what others may: A pat on the back if done correctly!
7. To Identify Gaps in Skills, Knowledge, or Abilities – No one wants to have to look for work because they lost their job. Be prepared, keep a current resume, and keep skills current.
8. To Find a New Job – Change is sometimes forced on a worker.
9. To Find a New Opportunity – A visible resume posted online or shared among a network of trusted friends or colleagues could open doors to opportunities not recognized