3 Resume Trends For Today’s Job Search
The resume strategy you used 10 years ago is not the same strategy used today. In fact, the resume you wrote even just a year ago likely needs to be updated. Here are 3 examples of how resume are changing.
1. Old Strategy: Including an objective
New Strategy: Today, objectives are viewed by most employers as outdated. Instead of an objective, create a resume headline that helps you target jobs and employers. This headline will help you brand yourself during your job search.
2. Old Strategy: A resume is just the facts
New Strategy: Today, resumes include details and context. Successful resumes now include details and quantifiable results. These details help prospective employers to better understand the value you will bring to their organization prior to an interview.
3. Old Strategy: Follow up the uploaded or emailed resume with a hard copy
New Strategy: You may need a printed resume during the interview process; however the initial focus of applying online and/or submitting your resume to a potential hiring manager or recruiter rarely requires a hard copy. The focus now is on digital presentation online. Focusing on your online presentation, including resume, can help you stand out.