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Poll: How often do you update your résumé/CV?
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Billh
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Never had one Jun 15, 2015

ever

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Teresa Borges
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Yearly Jun 15, 2015

Maybe once a year to change the date and eventually to add something new though at my age I doubt I'll be doing much of that…

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Yearly Jun 15, 2015

Like Teresa, I change the date every year to make it look fresh. I think it's good for business to show that my résumé is current. I may tweak it a little bit while I'm at it.

[Edited at 2015-06-15 10:00 GMT]


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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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Rarely Jun 15, 2015

I'm not really looking for new customers, apart from those I receive through the grapevine of other translators.
So I don't have to impress anyone with my past history.


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Natalie Soper  Identity Verified
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Monthly! Jun 15, 2015

Since I'm quite new to freelancing, I update mine every month to edit what projects I've worked on.

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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
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Whenever I have something new Jun 15, 2015

When I have any significant new experience, I will add it to my CV. like Alexandra, I am not actively looking for new clients, so I tend to forget about my CV for long periods of time.

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Noni Gilbert
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Whenever a poll comes up about it Jun 15, 2015

It's as good a reminder as any! Thanks.

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Paul Adie  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 15, 2015

Whenever a client asks for an updated CV!

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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On 2 occasions Jun 15, 2015

- when something noteworthy has happened like my completing a big project or a project relating to the very latest technology (which very few people have translated), or
- when a customer asks for an updated CV.

My CV answers almost all of the questions a customer or client is going to ask me so I just refer them to specific sections. It's more like an expanded Translator Capabilities Brochure.


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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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How often do you update your résumé/CV? Jun 15, 2015

Freelance translators don't use CVs.

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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
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what am I? Jun 15, 2015

Jeff Whittaker wrote:

Freelance translators don't use CVs.


Ooh, I like this! It means I am not a freelance translator. I will think of a new title for me, perhaps even one linked to higher earnings! I will then put it on my CV, which will be allowed again as I won't be a freelance translator anymore. Creative job titles, anyone?


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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That's right. Jun 15, 2015

Jeff Whittaker wrote:

Freelance translators don't use CVs.


So I call it my business brochure.


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Teresa Borges
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Neither am I! Jun 15, 2015

Marjolein Snippe wrote:

Jeff Whittaker wrote:

Freelance translators don't use CVs.


Ooh, I like this! It means I am not a freelance translator. I will think of a new title for me, perhaps even one linked to higher earnings! I will then put it on my CV, which will be allowed again as I won't be a freelance translator anymore. Creative job titles, anyone?


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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When there's a Trados update... Jun 15, 2015

I don't know whether you would call it a CV.

But it states what software I use among other things, so sometime soon according to SDL, I can change 2014 to 2015.



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