Here’s a piece of advice for everyone in business, as well as in church life, today. It’s simple, yet complex. It requires time and energy, but it will pay off when needed.
Keep your resume updated and keep it handy.
There are several obvious reasons.
1. Life is uncertain. You never know when it may be needed.
2. It gives you a quick edge if opportunity arises. When someone asks for it, they want it quickly.
3. If you update as your life changes, you add new skills or complete projects, you are more likely not to forget important updates for your resume.
4. It provides more time to have a first class resume, rather than one that is thrown together at the last minute.
5. It gives you a sense of personal ownership in your vocational future.
I am a church planter. I have no intentions of going anywhere soon. My church is growing rapidly and needs me at this point in its life. (At least that’s what I am leading them to believe.) I still keep my resume current.