1. Have a master resume- This document can be multiple pages long and a record of everything you have accomplished. Use the relevant parts of your master resume to create targeted resumes for jobs and internships.
2. Update right away- Joining a new group? Just completed a great summer internship? Don't wait to add these skills and accomplishments to your resume. It only takes a few minutes to jot down your most recent accomplishments, while they are fresh in your mind.
3. Complete a semester end review- Set aside 15 minutes at the end of each semester to give your resume the once over. Make sure that everything is up to date and accurate. Trade with a friend for a quick proofreading session. Of course, you can always bring your resume to Career Services walk-in hours for a review as well.
4. Think of your resume as a living document- Your resume is never done! Even after you land your dream job, an up to date resume is a must.
Spending just a few minutes each semester can ensure your resume is always employer ready!