Why should you send an updated resume to your recruiter… even if you’re not looking for a job?

If you have your resume on file with a recruiter, you’ve taken a smart step towards your future. Even if you aren’t currently looking for a new job, your recruiter has you on file in case something pops up that you’re a good match for! This brings up the topic of keeping your resume updated. You should be taking time to do it every few months, so when you do—always send your recruiter a new copy.

Benefits of keeping your resume updated with your recruiter

As a valuable partner in your career, your recruiter should know whenever your resume has updates. Here’s why:

  • Your dream job might pop up. While you’re busy at work not thinking about it, your dream employer could post the job you’ve been waiting for. And your recruiter will see it, know how qualified you are, and give you a call.
  • You’ll qualify for bigger and better things. As you tack on more skills and experience, get promoted and add more accomplishments—you’ll be qualified for different and better job roles. By updating your resume and sending it to your employer on a regular basis, they’ll be able to fit you with opportunities that are best matched to your qualifications.
  • It saves you time and effort when it’s time to find a new job. When you’re ready to search for a new job, you’ll be starting the process from square one—updating your recruiter with a new resume, talking to them about what you’re looking for, and waiting for a match. But when you continue to send them your updated resume, you’re being proactive. So when you’re ready, it’s a matter of letting them know you’ll be switching your status from “passive” to “actively looking.”
  • You never know what the future holds. You could be laid off, your company could be acquired, you could be placed with a new supervisor or boss with whom you don’t see eye to eye… just because a job is great now doesn’t mean it will always be that way, unfortunately. So when you keep your recruiter updated with your current resume, you’ll be ready if and when the time comes to look for something new.

In search of a recruiter?

You may be thinking, “All this sounds great, but what if I don’t have a recruiter?” Look no further than Happy Faces Personnel Group! We place qualified candidates with the best-matched jobs in the Atlanta area. To learn more, contact us today!

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