Let’s start with the good news: You just bumped into a well-connected person and impressed the heck out of her. So much so, in fact, that she asked you to follow up with your resume, because she knows someone who’s hiring.
You’re feeling pretty great. But before you decide which dancing animal GIF accurately sums up your networking victory, you have some work to do. Because, the last time you even thought about your resume was before you got your recent job or started your side gig, and it’s seriously out of date.
Well, it’s time to open that old document, save it under a new name, and get typing. Here’s how to update your resume—fast.
Minutes 1 Through 10: Add New Content
Where did you leave off? Think about your current job, as well as related extracurriculars—such as a blog, side gig, or volunteer work. A good starting point is to remember how you were just pitching yourself to person you impressed. If the discussion centered around your interest in design, the last thing you’d want to do is leave that off just so that you can list every single bullet point of your first gig out of college.