As a resume consultant, I am always on the lookout for new or changing resume trends. I came across this article written by Kristin Bahler and posted on the TIME magazine website. The article is entitled ‘What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2017.’ Resumes follow trends. This article is a great place to start if you are looking to draft a new resume and need a little inspiration. It is a great and succinct tool for a job seeker who is new to the job market. Bahler provides seven succinct tips on recent trends in resume writing and even provides a template for inspiration. It’s rare that I read an article and find myself wholeheartedly in agreement with each point.
Technology allows content consumers to receive instant gratification for most communication. The concept of instant gratification must apply to your application materials. Format your resume so that it can be quickly absorbed. Utilize bullets, margins, headings, and bold lettering to allow the reader to easily skim through your resume. Eliminate any unnecessary information that may cause your reader to put down your resume. Brand your resume in a way that will allow your prospective employer to see your more unique qualifications.
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Paige Judnich, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPRW is an HR Professional turned resume consultant. Click here for more information on Paige.