calling all HR/recruiters...resume update?
August 18, 2012 2:44 PM Subscribe
I've recently (yesterday) been promoted to a new position at work. I have been actively applying for jobs for some time now. As I continue my search, should I alter and update my resume to reflect the new impressive job title? Or will the recentness of the promotion look odd to recruiters and HR?
posted by ps_im_awesome to Work & Money (9 answers total)
The title is a much better one than my previous, but the pay is the same and the extra content is not in line with what I want to do. Also, it's really just a title change as no one will be replacing me. I had made up my mind to explore other jobs a while ago, and while the promotion is not unwelcome, I worry that recruiters or HR will balk when they see that I've only been in the position for XX days, etc. Do I update my resume and use the more impressive title, or continue on as I've been and make the change further down the road once I've become more established in that roll? The new title is not so out of line with what I want to do, and using it will not necessarily hurt my chances to continue on in that field. Think, "widget manager" to "widget director" who oversees duties of widget manager, except that there's no widget manager as I will still be handling those duties.