Change is Coming!

We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Updating Your Resume

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: June 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

Even if you’re currently employed and enjoy your position, you should think about updating your resume on a regular basis.


There are numerous reasons:

1. To use it as a reminder to yourself of what you’ve accomplished. If you let years go by without recording how you made your company money or saved it money, it’s unlikely that every significant accomplishment will be easy to pull from memory when you do need to look for a new position.

2. To remind management of your achievements during your annual reviews. By presenting your immediate supervisor with your updated resume that details all you’ve done for your division or office that year, you’ll be in a better position to get the raise you believe you deserve.

3. To employ it as a gauge for your career progression. If after several months you have absolutely nothing to add to your resume in terms of accomplishments or new projects/tasks, perhaps you’re stagnating at your job. That could mean trouble, especially if your company is downsizing. If you’re part of the deadwood, you may be one of the first to go.

4. To be prepared for the unthinkable: your company closing without notice because of an owner’s decision not to keep the place afloat or the company being bought by a competitor who will replace you and others with individuals from his firm.

In life and in this economy, anything can happen. It’s always best to be prepared with an effective resume to use in-house, for applying to new jobs or to assure yourself that you are doing the best you can at your current position.