Everyone should update your Curriculum Vitae (CV) on a regular basis, and email your resume according to the job required.
If you’re confused at this point, well, you’re not alone.
A lot of people often get confused between the two and believe that the two are interchangeable, BUT THEY AREN’T!
To put it simply, a CV list the details of every single job experience you’ve had, every single skill you possess and everything about you.
A resume on the other hand, list only the relevant information required tailored to the job that you are applying for.
In our CV & Resume writing programme, we like to use simple examples such as this.
Imagine this, you were a student studying performing arts and was also working in the Customer Service/Retail/F&B Industry. This is as typical as it gets isn’t it?
So when you apply for a job as an actor, do you think the director needs to know that you have experience in Customer Service/Retail/F&B or would the director prefer to know the number of shows you’ve performed in and the roles you’ve played?
Cutting down on irrelevant information and keeping it focused only on what’s necessary is what a resume is all about.
So, how often do you need to update your CV and Resume?
Because most of us don’t have wonderful memory, it is recommended that you update your CV as often as possible – after every milestone achieved or after every project completed. And update your resume as and when required – when you are applying for a new job or a new position within the company.
It doesn’t matter what kind of a job you have, be it full-time position or a freelance or part-time position, update your CV regularly so that when the need arises, you don’t need to rush to prepare your resume for application. You can refer to your CV, and keep the resume short and sweet.
To learn more about how to write a comprehensive CV & prepare a stunning resume, email us at [email protected].