Always Updating

How often do you update your resume?  Your LinkedIn profile?  Do you post articles related to your field via social media?  If not, you seem stagnant.  Imagine if P. Diddy made tracks like “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” for his entire career.  Had he done that, he’d be right where Sisqo, the Ying Yang Twins, and Chingy are right now.  You have to keep updating and showing people that you are developing.  We live in such a fast-paced age that to remain stagnant is to sign your own professional death certificate.  Even if you don’t have anything “new” to put up in terms of a position at work or leadership role in the community, change the verbiage on your LinkedIn profile and your résumé every few months.  People will get updates of a change in your profile and curiously stumble over to your page.  Plus it shows that you’re keeping up with industry buzzwords and trends.  But not updating will allow you the privilege of quickly being forgotten.  Being forgotten leads to you being replaced and, let me tell you right now, the way this economy is set up, the last thing you want is to be unexpectedly unemployed.  So keep updating, keep posting, and keep your channels of communication open.  You never know what kinds of opportunities a simple LinkedIn notification could lead to.


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