Move Over Resume, You’ve Been Replaced

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.

Source: Move Over Resume, You’ve Been Replaced – Forbes

Using the Science of Eye-Tracking to Create a Resume that Gets Noticed

Want to make sure your resume stands out? I firmly believe that this advice will make big difference:

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.

The Best (and Worst) Buzz Words Candidates Use on Résumés

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:

The Best (and Worst) Buzz Words Candidates Use on Résumés.