5 Reasons To Update Your Digital CV for 2022
<p>January is a great time to update your digital CV as you prepare for significant career milestones this year. We encourage you to do this as often as possible. So, if you are looking for inspiration to update your digital CV for 2022, <strong>here are 5 reasons to get you started.</strong></p> <h2>1. Show Your Expertise</h2> <p>We always recommend updating your resumé as soon as you achieve a career <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/trueprofile-io-half-a-million-milestone/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">milestone</a>. This may be joining a new company, successfully handling a complicated problem, or publishing in a journal in your area of specialization.&nbsp;</p> <p>Recording your career milestones as you go makes it easier for you to demonstrate your expertise. Also, if an employer or recruiter asks for your CV, you can share the updated version quickly without needing time to correct it.&nbsp;In addition, being proactive about updating will enable you to represent your professional self in the best light, which may not happen when updating your resumé in a rush.&nbsp;</p> <h2>2. Quickly Take Advantage of Career Opportunities</h2> <p>Most people update their CV only when <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">looking for a job</a>. This means that when a lucrative opportunity arises, they scramble to update their resumé. This shouldn’t be you in 2022. Be confident when reacting to unexpected opportunities.&nbsp;For example, if you are at a networking conference and a recruiter or someone would like to recommend you for a position, you can <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/trueproof-how-to-share-your-verified-credentials/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">provide them with a link to your updated digital CV</a> in minutes. Make sure your CV is always ready to be presented, so opportunities don’t pass you by.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="535" src="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/01/sfgsjkhnl-1024x535.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-13364" srcset="https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/01/sfgsjkhnl-1024x535.jpg 1024w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/01/sfgsjkhnl-300x157.jpg 300w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/01/sfgsjkhnl-768x401.jpg 768w, https://production-prod-trueprofile-blogassets-origin.s3.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/uploads/2022/01/sfgsjkhnl.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /><figcaption>It’s crucial to upskill continually to increase your career potential and apply for new opportunities</figcaption></figure> <h2>3. Stand Out from the Competition</h2> <p>Recruiters are always looking for potential candidates to hire. Those who present updated CVs are more likely to stand out from the crowd.&nbsp;</p> <p>Before recruiters engage you, ensure you are visible. This is important regardless of whether you are job searching. Most recruiters use job sites and professional networking sites to view CVs. It’s essential to create a presence on these platforms.</p> <p>If you are a <a href="https://sso.trueprofile.io/login" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">member of Trueprofile.io</a>, log in to your account, update your Digital CV, <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/how-to-share-your-trueproof-to-your-linkedin-profile/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">share it to your LinkedIn</a> and adjust your <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/update-your-contact-settings-and-unlock-career-opportunities">Profile Visibility preferences</a> to the <strong>Recommended</strong> option so that employers can view your CV. What&#8217;s more, interested recruiters can contact you with new opportunities even if you are not actively looking for a job!</p> <h2>4. Know Your Strengths</h2> <p>The new year is a time of <a href="https://www.trueprofile.io/member/resources/review-year-recapping/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">reflection</a> for most of us. Nothing will help you understand yourself better than going back to update your resumé with the achievements and skills you&#8217;ve gained.&nbsp;</p> <p>Identify your skills and match them with the industry skills in demand. It’s crucial to upskill continually to increase your career potential and apply for new opportunities.</p> <p>The insights you gain when updating your resumé also act as a confidence boost. Revisiting your achievements helps you understand your career progression and identify better career scaling opportunities.&nbsp;</p> <h2>5. Prepare for the Worst&nbsp;</h2> <p>Jobs come and go and you should always be prepared for this eventuality. Whether you choose to resign, switch careers, or are let go, your CV should always be ready to propel you forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>Control your future with an updated Digital CV. Take advantage of TrueProfile.io&#8217;s career tools to keep you on track. </p> <h3>Ready to Update Your Digital CV?</h3> <p>The benefits of updating your resumé are worth the effort! If you don’t know where to start, here’s a <strong>detailed guide to help you create and edit your digital CV:</strong></p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-text-color has-background" href="https://member.trueprofile.io/my-trueprofile/" style="border-radius:50px;background-color:#00497a;color:#f5f5f5" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Build and update my Digital CV</a></div> </div> <p></p>