In today’s highly competitive job market, it can be difficult to make your resume stand out, or even be looked at.
Here are 10 resume trends to consider when crafting your own, according to FinancesOnline.com:
In order to prove that you’re qualified, make sure you tailor your resume to the specific field.
2. Short & Sweet
Despite having a wealth of experience, going an extra page on your resume can set you back.
3. Social Media
Prospective employers will be scanning your online presence, so keep your Twitter professional.
4. Tech Skills
Keeping up to date on new technology used in the workplace demonstrates adaptability.
5. Dynamic Words
Action verbs show off your skills and stand out to recruiters. Using numbers as indicators of success also gives hiring managers a good idea of your achievements.
6. Let Your Personality Shine Through
Recruiters are looking for specific qualities in a prospective employee.
7. Compatibility with ATS Scanning
Many companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) software for relevant keywords. Word documents or plain-text resumes are the best for pushing through.
The following three formats the most commonly used are: reverse chronological, functional, and combined.
9. Avoiding Mistakes
Keep in mind some of the things that you should avoid on a resume including; spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, unprofessional e-mails and outdated information.
10. Online Resume Builders
If you need a second set of (digital eyes) and want to use professional tools to ensure your resume stands out, these online tools can help you.
Read more about how to create an effective resume on FinancesOnline.com.
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