Your Resume Need A Makeover? 6 Tips to Modernize It

Posted on 07-13-2015 by
Tags: career advancement , Upgrading Your Skills , job seeking , resume

As with anything else, the structure of one’s resume has changed with the times. How do you know if your resume fits under the “modern” resume? Check out these 6 tips thanks to Glassdoor:

1. Use keywords
Many companies use applicant tracking systems when screening candidates. The key to getting your resume past it and in front of human eyes is to use position-specific keywords.

2. Customize your resume and keywords for each position

Tailor your resume to the specific job you are applying for. This will get you to stand out more. Know not only the general keywords, but the specifics. Roles like “Account Executive” or “Social Media Manager” may mean different things at different companies.

3. Lose the photo

Since they will see what you look like when they view your LinkedIn profile, there is no need to have one on the resume itself.

4. Add your social media links

Many managers will view your profiles. Including links to your platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, you show that you are confident in how you portray yourself online.

5. Lose the references

Wait until the employer to ask you for references to offer them to you. Chances are they won’t need them when they view your resume for the first time.

6. Add callout boxes
Add a callout box (or two) to highlight important information or accomplishments. This can break up the monotony of the typical resume.

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maureenoconnellscholastic
maureenoconnellscholastic
Posted on : 14 Jul 2015 11:00 AM

These are some great tips. Mostly people are hired through either agencies or online portals, thus using proper keywords is a must in order to land the right job.

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