With changing times, the trends in resume writing change too. Using predefined resume templates may be an easy way of writing your resume, but they do not go down very well with employers nowadays. Resume templates are the story of the past; employers prefer that a candidate drafts his or her own resume with a simple format that is easy to read.
Some punters agree that getting rid of the objective section in a resume is the right thing to do in these times but there is a purpose that an objective serves. If your application instructions do not say specifically, we suggest that you do add the objective section.
The use of keywords derived from the advertisement that you are applying for is the smartest thing you can do. Employers tend to believe that keywords play an important part because they depict a candidate’s special interest in a position. Do not use the sentence “references available on request” as it is a passé term. Of course you will need to provide references when an employer asks for it – that is such an obvious statement!
By far we have discussed the trends that conventional employers apply. If you are applying for a job at a creative post, you may need to jazz up your resume somewhat. You can maybe put in a little color – use colored fonts or add a clip art that will make your resume stand out. Since the idea of a resume is to sell yourself for a particular position, you need to do whatever it takes to make yourself saleable. Resumes in this day and age are brand statements and need to be portrayed in a way that makes an impact on the employer. Trending resumes are all very well, there is just one static trend – professionalism!