Why you’re in trouble without an instantly available, current CV

Be_PreparedI have seen two instances today alone where individuals were thrown off-balance because they did not have an easily accessible, up to date CV.

One case didn’t matter  – the other did.

With unemployment at record highs in some regions and opportunities coming and disappearing at record speed,  being prepared is key.

Test: if someone asked you right now to  send in your resumé how long would it take?

How did you do?

The world turns in ever strange but increasingly fast circles and the need to have our professional credentials readily available is greater than ever. None of us know when we might have a chance encounter or  an unexpected request to provide a current professional profile. These situations do arise.

What are the best practises?  

  • Keep a copy of your up to date CV on your tablet or smart phone for instant forwarding.
  • Not into gizzmos? Well store a copy in an account that is accessible from any computer: gmail, hotmail,  Google Docs.
  •  A complete and up to date on-line professional profile  with the link committed to memory or added to your business card and email signature. Connect immediately from any device.
  • Carry a hard copy in an envelope in your computer bag or brief case. There are still techno dinosaurs around.

Lesson: You can never be too prepared.

What other suggestions can you make to make your CV readily available?

4 responses to “Why you’re in trouble without an instantly available, current CV

  1. From your point of view – is an updated LinkedIn-profile good enough as a quick CV?

    • Hi Bengt – Thanks for your comment. For me yes – because I’m on LinkedIn. But not everyone is.So I’m a great believer in covering all possibilities. Having a readily available, up to date CV is part of any career management arsenal.

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