Resume Tips 2018

Here are 5 tips for modernising your resume for 2018!

1. Cut the Objective

“The truth is, your objective is clear,” writes Heather Rothbauer-Wanish at TopResume. “If you are sending out your modern resume, your objective is to land an interview. Rather than wasting this prime real estate at the top of the resume, be sure to capitalise on it with other valuable information.”

2. Create a Summary Statement

Replace your objective with a summary statement. “In about one to four sentences, highlight your most relevant strengths, skillset, and core competencies that are unique to you as a candidate,” advises Alison Doyle at The Balance. “In particular, demonstrate how you will add value to the company.”

3. Write in a Human Voice

Standard resume-speak can take the most exciting achievements and make them boring. Instead, try writing your resume in real language and telling a story about your skills and accomplishments.

4. Make Your Accomplishments Stand Out

What’s the most important thing you’ve achieved recently in your career? Make sure that hiring managers see it, even if they’re in a hurry, by putting it right up top. It also pays to quantify your accomplishments by including metrics. Numbers, dollar signs and percentages stand out even when the reader is skimming.

5. Be Prepared to Personalise Your Resume for Every Job

Your resume should provide the experience and skills that are most relevant to the job for which you’re applying. This might mean preparing a few versions of your resume and tailoring each to the specific job opening, or modifying it from one central template each time.

Via Payscale – read the full article here