Are you a Lurker?Why you should be updating your CV on a regular basis even if nothing has changed.
Are you a Lurker? You’re not 100% sure whether to move from your current role but you uploaded your CV to a few jobboards 6 months ago in the hope that your fantastic skillset will be recognised by a far more suitable employer and you will be headhunted into the perfect role with, let’s be fair, minimum effort on your part.
This may work, a determined Resourcer or Recruiter may trawl through endless CV’s looking for that nugget of gold but in reality, they will probably land upon the most recent CV that fits the criteria and your keenly-honed employment history will be overlooked.
ATS systems, jobboards, internal CRM’s all have some form of date stamp and often this will determine for the Recruiter/Resourcer whether you are still looking for work or not. Those that haven’t been updated in the past 3 months will often be deemed as “no longer looking for work”, even if they are still live.
If you are going to lurk, don’t waste your time and a potential employers time with out-of-date info. Make sure any new skills/duties are included in your CV and even if you haven’t moved roles or changed responsibilities it’s worth just refreshing your CV on a regular basis to get the date stamp updated and your CV moved to the top of the pile.
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If the highlighted date is over 3 months old, now's the time to refresh.