I recently offered to help a friend craft her resume for a new job search. She turned down the offer. She explained that she still had her resume from 10 years ago and all she needed to do was add her recent employment information. After all, a resume is a resume, right? Unfortunately, this is a trap that many job seekers, even first-time job seekers, fall into. As the job market changes, your resume needs to evolve to catch the eye of today’s recruiters. Up-to-date resume statistics can help you build a new resume that will stand out from the crowd.
Updating your resume is not the best first step when you start a job search. You have to be clear about what YOU want to do and what you are skilled at. I have said this before, and I am going to say it again – I despise resumes. They are historical. In other words, your resume only shows what you’ve done in the past, not what you can do and not necessarily what you want to do next.
One of the most important parts of any resume is the skills section. Selecting the right skills to highlight on a particular resume can make or break you as a candidate. But understanding the hard and soft skills that will best position you to earn that coveted interview can often feel like a guessing game. There’s a lot at stake. To be successful, you need to learn the top skills that companies are looking for today.
2020 is in full swing. It’s a new year, a new decade. Yet even with all of humanities progress in technology and communication, you might be surprised to find that your resume remains as important as ever. It may take new forms, but it continues to open doors and sell your skills. It sums up your qualifications for a recruiter or hiring manager, and it’s the document they use to decide whether or not you might be a fit for your dream job. So what should your 2020 resume look like?
Writing a modern resume requires you create one that makes it through an applicant tracking system AND catches the attention of different readers (recruiter and hiring manager).
Are you having resume problems? Your resume, or CV, can lead to your dream job. So you want it to make a big impact when recruiters and SME owners get round to seeing what your skillset is. Here are 10 ways to ensure you’ve got the best chance of landing an interview.