Poll: How often do you update your profile?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How often do you update your profile?".

This poll was originally submitted by Bora Tasdemir. View the poll results »



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Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2011)
Swedish to English
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Once a decade Oct 20, 2016

I don't get work from here. I'm too expensive. I'm just here for the craic.

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 05:46
Member (2007)
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Other Oct 20, 2016

Every time I have fresh content to add...

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Bora Tasdemir  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 06:46
Member (2012)
English to Turkish
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I see you! Oct 20, 2016

Chris S wrote:

I don't get work from here. I'm too expensive. I'm just here for the craic.


Companies are not eager to pay for your work - I have to laugh sometimes when I see their proposals. I just accept the highest possible amount and it is OK for me for the time...


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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:46
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Once a year, unless ... Oct 20, 2016

... anything comes up in between. I update my résumé annually because the year shows up at the top and I don't want to give the impression to potential clients that I don't care enough to update it annually, or that I've been out of circulation too long. If anything comes up in the meantime, I will also go online and add the latest news.

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DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:46
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Whenever ... Oct 20, 2016

I have something new to add.

So. I voted "other".
Don't know if I should maybe have chosen "every now and then".


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:46
English to Spanish
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Precisely Oct 20, 2016

Teresa Borges wrote:

Every time I have fresh content to add...


I do that when necessary.


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:46
Member (2006)
German to English
Other Oct 20, 2016

Whenever necessary

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Vesna Maširević  Identity Verified
Serbia
Local time: 06:46
English to Serbian
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Other Oct 20, 2016

When I'm really inspired

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:46
Member (2009)
English to German
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When something changes Oct 20, 2016

Whenever new and for my clientele important/interesting changes have occurred.

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 02:46
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Monthly (ProZ), Maybe yearly (other sites). Oct 20, 2016

Supposing we're talking about the ProZ profile, every month, or whenever I have new relevant information to add.

If you're talking about any other site or network, maybe once a year.


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Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:46
Member (2012)
French to English
I find it difficult Oct 20, 2016

Yes, I may start to work in a different field, but is it really of any benefit to inform everyone that I'm now somewhat of an expert in forklift trucks? I prefer to keep the profile fairly vague.

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svenfrade  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:46
French to German
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Every now and then Oct 21, 2016

It doesn't seem to be worth the bother anyway since nobody reads it. Or why else would someone ask me to do a legal Swedish-German translation? I don't think that I mentioned 'legal translations' anywhere in my profile...

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