Infographic with some solid advice on how to write a resume that will get noticed.
The resume is dead (or at least it’s jumped the shark ). The resume used to be the tool that would get you noticed. No more. It’s a fading bit player, no longer the star of the show. Now, by the time someone has seen your resume, they’ve already Googled you. Your resume has become a “late to the party” confirmation of your Google results and LinkedIn profile, rather than the enticement to opportunity you expect it to be. move over resume, here’s its replacement.
Want to make sure your resume stands out? I firmly believe that this advice will make big difference: http://bit.ly/1E033tA.
The only tactic I question is the one about putting your contact info at the bottom. I’d keep it at the top for 2 reasons:
– where you live can make a big difference to a recruiter
– it’s where you should be including links for things like your LinkedIn page, Twitter feed, and anything else on the web that enhances your professional brand. Doing so will make your resume more “sticky” and might hold the recruiter’s attention for a longer period of time, especially if they click those links.
Your resume is much more than a piece of paper. If you aren’t already thinking about it that way, you need to change your paradigm: Managing Social Media For Job Searches.
I’ll distill this article down to these basic points: Hiring managers do not spend much time looking at résumés — which means that yours must grab them pretty quickly. Word choice can make a big difference. Subjective terms and clichés are seen as negative because they don’t convey real information. You’ll be more successful getting their attention by presenting your accomplishments and actual results. Read more here:
Generally good advice here, but I take exception with the 2 page limit. Maybe it’s on target for the hi-tech world, but for the companies/people I work with, here’s my advice: Make your resume as long as is necessary to tell your story in a way that is compelling and relevant to the reader…..but not one word longer! If it takes more space to convey a clear narrative and keep your design clean and easy to read, so be it. Trying to meet a 2 page limit often causes people to reduce margins and use a small, hard to read font–things that diminish the readability of your resume and take away from its impact. http://mashable.com/2013/11/10/resume-writing-tips/#!