Resume 2019 Trends

Updated on September 17, 2019

With the passage of time, the trends in resume writing are changing 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.


In the year 2019, resume templates seem the story of the past.

Now employers prefer that a candidate craft his or her resume using a simple format that is logically created and easy to read.


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Objective and Professi onal Summary

Some career specialists 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 you have more than five years of experience, we suggest that you do not add an objective section. Instead, you should include a professional profile or summary containing a snapshot of your experience, expertise, and achievements.

Think about keywords

The use of keywords derived from the advertisement for the position 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 particular interest in a position.

These keywords may be included in the skills, core competencies, or areas of expertise section.


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!

Save space

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!

About the Author

Sam Mogul, MBA (ITM & HR), is a passionate career expert with 15 years of experience in writing and reviewing resumes, cover letters, and career-related content. He founded CoverLettersAndResume in 2011 intending to help job seekers in their job search journey. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact Us. Or visit our About Us page.

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