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It’s Time To Update That Resume!

General Information, Hiring Tips and Advise, Resources

The resume is the single most important document in your job search. A resume is the simplest and concise way for you to communicate with employers and thereby give them all the initial information they need to know about you. Since the resume is such an important document, it is necessary that you should manage it in a proper manner – keeping the resume up to date.

Whether or not you’re looking for a new job, you would be wise if you update your resume frequently. Why? Because you never know when a new job opportunity will pop up that requires submitting your resume right away.

Additionally, you’d be surprised to know that as time passes you forget those professional details that so important to include in a resume – updating resume requires your attention and your time.

Why should you update Your Resume? Benefits of Updating your Resume:

It is evident that as time passes, the facts pertaining to the individual will change and will increase.
There are several benefits of an updated resume. For one, if you update your resume on a regular basis:

  1. It can change your perspective on what you have accomplished so far and what you still need to improve.
  2. You can ask friends for their resume samples to learn of some resume objectives ideas you may add to yours.
  3. An updated resume may open new doors – new job opportunities.
  4. It means more facts and figures, which will enable you to spend more time with the interviewer. The time that a prospective employee spends with the interviewer is a golden time. Even a minute more than the other interviewees can mean that you have landed the interview. In these circumstances, a fuller, larger resume would mean that you can spend more time with the interviewer.
  5. It will obviously be a mirror to the progress that you have covered in your years as a professional. This will work positively while your pay package is decided.
  6. The interviewer immediately understands that you have done your homework before coming to the Interview and will therefore take your interview in a different perspective.

Therefore, one should make it a point to put down these professional updates.

Resume Update: How to Update Your Resume?

To update your resume, you should first jot down the changes that have occurred in your professional life since you first made your resume, for example –

  • Relevant achievements
  • Major projects
  • New job responsibilities
  • New certifications
  • And of course an updated job positions.

Two points to consider when updating a resume:

  1. Once you have written these down, implement these into your resume wherever necessary. Try to add the changes using the resume format you are having, for example – if your professional details are written down in a particular manner, try to keep the details that you are putting in the same manner.
  2. When you are updating your resume, make sure that you do not warble a lot in the add-ons that you are making to your resume. Keep the information concise and to the point. Also, make sure that you are giving out only those details that are needed for the recruiter to know more about yourself on a professional basis and therefore would be beneficial for your job search. A point to jot down any changes in your personal life that may reflect on your professional life too, like: marriage, change of residence, change of contact numbers, etc.


Fun Cool Facts

Alan Freed – D.J. who coined the phrase “Rock n’ Roll”

Anne Heche – Actress

Archibald Willard – Artist, painted “Spirit of ’76”

Arsenio Hall – Comedian/Actor – The first African American host of a nationally televised late night talk show

Ben Curtis – Graduate of Kent State University and the 2003 PGA British Open Champion

Bob Hope – Actor/Comedian – Winner of 5 Special and Honorary Oscars

Cy Young – Baseball player

Dan O’Shannon – Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Modern Family

Debra Winger – Actress

Don King – Boxing promoter

Don Shula – Football coach

Dorothy Dandridge – Actress – First African American woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress

Drew Carey – Creator/producer and star of ABC-TV’s “The Drew Carey Show” and host of “The Price is Right”

George Steinbrenner III – Former owner, NY Yankees

Halle Berry – Actress/producer – the first African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress

Henry Mancini – Composer of “Moon River,” “The Pink Panther” and many more memorable melodies. Winner of 20 Grammys and four Oscars

Henry Sherwin – Founder, Sherwin Williams

James A Garfield – 20th US President

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – Creators of Superman

Jesse Owens – Olympic track star

Joe Walsh – Singer, songwriter, guitarist and member of the “James Gang” and the “Eagles”

John D. Rockefeller – Standard Oil founder

Kid Cudi – Hip-hop recording artist

Langston Hughes – Poet

Michael Symon – Famed restaurateur, Iron Chef on Food Network, and host of ABC’s “The Chew”

Molly Shannon – Actress and cast alumni of Saturday Night Live

Nine Inch Nails – Rock band

Patricia Heaton – Actress

Paul Newman – Actor, director, race car driver and Oscar Winner for Best Actor

Phil Donahue – Talk show host and winner of 19 Daytime Emmys

Sammy Kaye – Band leader – Kaye had more than 100 hit records from 1937-1953

The O’Jays (Eddie Levert & Walter Williams) – Popular R&B group

Tim Conway – Comedian/actor

Tom Wilson – Cartoonist, Ziggy

Toni Morrison – Winner of 1993 Nobel Prize for literature

Traci Chapman – Singer/songwriter

Tris Speaker – Baseball player

Vernon Stouffer – Founder, Stouffer Foods


Featured Stories, Hiring Tips and Advise, Industry trend, Staffing Industry Facts

Getting candidates’ attention has gone from hard to harder — not to mention sustaining that attention for more than mere seconds. Today, you need to keep your candidate flow strong with a continuous and thoughtful recruitment process rather than a one-and-done strategy

Resolution for 2015: Capture more candidates and reduce drop-off by continually engaging your potential talent. The key to workforce planning is all about creating and nurturing a database of pre-qualified candidates so they’re ready to be contacted and called in to interview at any moment.  An easy-to-find, branded talent network will help you capture and re-engage more candidates over a longer period of time, as it works behind the scenes to send members targeted job alerts when your new positions are posted.

Did You Know? 65 percent of candidates are likely to accept a future staffing firm assignment.

What this means: It’s great to see how many candidates are willing to accept a future assignment with staffing firms, and the reason for a majority that’s not likely to accept a future assignment is about wanting permanent work. Despite misconceptions about reasons behind candidates’ unwillingness to accept future assignments, for a majority of candidates it’s not about the pay or recruiters or other factors, but about wanting a permanent/full-time job.

Staffing and Recruiting Grows Faster Than the Economy and the Labor Market

Industry trend, Market Review, Staffing Industry Facts

More than six years since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has yet to fully recover. While there has been expansion, this long road to recovery has been erratic. And although the jobs lost during the 18-month recession have been regained and the unemployment rate has declined, the percentage of people participating in the labor force has dropped to the lowest level in four decades. There are nearly six million open jobs, and more than eight million people out of work—contributing to the longer than anticipated recovery cycle. Meanwhile, the staffing and recruiting industry has been growing faster than gross domestic product and overall employment at rates unlike any prior recovery. Are these trends unique to the current expansion, or has there been a fundamental change in the role of staffing and recruiting in the economy?


Fun Cool Facts


Did you know that Cleveland is a prime location for major motion pictures? Numerous movies have been filmed in Cleveland, including: The Deer Hunter, The Fortune Cookie, A Christmas Story, Light of Day, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Antwone Fisher, Major League, The Shawshank Redemption, Men In Black, Double Dragon, Air Force One, Proximity, The OH in Ohio, American Splendor, Welcome to Collinwood, Spiderman 3, The Avengers, I, Alex Cross, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Draft Day.


Fun Cool Facts

From the extraordinary to the commonplace, many innovations recognized around the world had their genesis in Cleveland. Here are just a few of the inventions created by Clevelanders:

U.S. college to admit students regardless of race, sex, creed or color (Oberlin College) – 1834

U.S. newspaper for African Americans (The Aliened American) – William Howard Day – 1853

Free home delivery of mail and first mailman’s uniform – Joseph Briggs – 1862

Electric streetlight and electric streetcar – Charles F. Brush – 1879

Indoor shopping center (The Arcade) – 1890

LifeSavers candy – Clarence Crane – 1891

Padded bicycle seat – Arthur Lovett Garford – 1892

Whole-body scanner and x-ray machine – Dayton C. Miller (Case School of Applied Science) – 1896

Modern golfball – Cobuern Haskell, Joseph Mitchell, Bertram Work – 1899

American League – charter member baseball team (Cleveland Indians) – 1901

Ongoing forum for free speech (The City Club of Cleveland) – 1912

American-made standard gasoline automobile – 1898 and American Diesel engine – 1913 – Alexander Winton

African American Cultural Center (Karamu House) – 1915

Gas mask – Garret A. Morgan – 1916

Automatic windshield wiper – Fred & William H. Folberth – 1921

Air-traffic control tower – 1927

Superman comic – Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster – 1933

The phrase “Rock ‘n’ Roll” – Alan Freed – 1952

Rock and Roll concert (Moondog Coronation Ball) – 1952

African-American mayor of a major city (Carl Stokes) – 1967

Rapid transit rail service from airport to downtown – Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority – 1968

NFL “Monday Night Football” game (Cleveland Municipal Stadium with the Cleveland Browns defeating the New York Jets, 31-20) – 1970

The first city to be awarded five All-American City Awards (1949, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1994)

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