Even if you’re not in the market for a new position, in today’s social media oriented recruiting environment, it’s wise to keep your resume up-to-date at all times.

According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “The number one reason employers engage in recruiting on social media channels is to attract potential candidates not yet looking for a new job.” It’s entirely possible that a recruiter will find your impressive and extremely up-to-date resume during a Linked In search of passive candidates and offer you the job of your dreams. It also won’t take nearly as much time as you think.

Resumes are typically required when applying for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time positions, so you want your resume to be the best representation of you on paper!

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Armed with the following tips, and free resume templates, you’ll be able to update your resume in 15 minutes flat!

If you believe that your career path needs some extra explaining, replace your objective statement with a brief bio or summary statement instead, suggests Forbes contributor, Ashley Stahl. For example, if you’ve been in the labor market for over 10 years and have a college degree, you can probably strike any mention of where you attended high school.

The most important document you own You can start to change the trajectory of your life as soon as you take control of your career, with the careful development of the tools and skills of the new career management; and that all starts with owning a resume that gets results.

A resume is the foundation of your brand and is your primary marketing tool.

Your summary statement “should consist of a few quick, strong statements at the beginning of your resume to summarize your skills and experience,” says Stahl. Likewise, unless you’re applying for a job as a preschool teacher or camp director, it’s safe to say you can omit your babysitting experience.

Recruiters recommend keeping your resume no longer than two pages and including only job experiences and skills that are relevant to the position for which you are applying.

September is the perfect time to start a new approach to career care-taking.

While children are embarking on starting the new school year, adults should also be taking stock of their professional attributes and career value by updating their resumes.

Once upon a time, most of us left our (then paper) resumes in a drawer, only digging them out for a bit of tweaking when a new job search was imminent.

Nowadays, career experts recommend tailoring our resumes to each job for which we apply.

Job security is now a thing of the past, so we all need to think more carefully about job change and how that impacts our financial security.