Resume writing trends change almost as often as fashion does.
With every year, we see that employers want something new and different in the resumes. It can be exhausting!
But what does one do except play along?
Standards of effective and modern resumes keep changing with time.
The features which were thought to be mandatory for a resume some years back may not have a place in the 2018 resumes.
These changes result from evolving needs of the job industry and preferences of the hiring managers.
To promote yourself as a proactive candidate for any job in 2018, it is crucial to building your resume on modern trends.
2018 Resume Trends
Resumes in 2018 are all about personal branding. Craft your resume appealingly and promisingly.
Due to many built-in resume templates available on the internet, you may be tempted to use one. Do not make this mistake! Instead, create a unique layout and format that sell your qualifications and skills effectively.
With advancement in technology, more employers depend on automated resume shortlisting software. Therefore make sure your resume is rich in industry-specific keywords.
Focus on most relevant experience
Modern resumes call the readers’ attention to the candidates’ most relevant experiences. State your experiences from the past as briefly as possible while elaborating your key accomplishments and results.
Considering the shortage of reader’s time, remain as concise and objective as you can. Make balanced use of short bullet points, tables, and columns to communicate what you offer in terms of enthusiasm and expertise.
It is very important to submit a tailored and specially drafted copy of your resume to each employer. Customized resumes have the chance of being viewed thus enhancing your chances of being hired.
Make sure your resume is clutter free. Use simple words and short sentences. Leave ample white spaces on your resume making the text visually appealing and pleasing to the readers’ eyes.
Keep it Short This Year
Get rid of sketchy descriptions and make sure that whatever you write is in sync with the job description of the position that you have applied for. Employers just skim through your resume as opposed to reading it in great detail. Give them something that will please them at first glance.
Make sure that the content of your resume is perfect. Edit your work several times before making a final version of your resume. Spelling and grammar errors significantly reduce your chances of employment.
What your resume looks like at first glance is what decides your candidacy. Sufficient white space and a good font matters. You must make sure that the format that you use is both easy on the eyes and is ATS friendly. Help yourself by helping the hiring manager see your resume in a positive light.
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