As the job market continues to change, you have more opportunities than ever to apply for during your job search. One of the most effective ways to take advantage of these job openings is by updating your resume. The following tips can help you get started.
Use the following guidelines to make sure your resume aligns with the 2022 hiring trends.
Get Your Resume Past an Applicant Tracking System
Because the majority of employers use an applicant tracking system (ATS) in their hiring process, your resume needs to pass through it to reach the hiring manager’s hands. For instance, pepper throughout your resume keywords related to the role you want. Also, use simple formatting in Word or Google Docs. Additionally, save your resume as a PDF unless instructed to do otherwise. Plus, make sure your social media sites such as LinkedIn, GitHub, and Twitter are updated and include information similar to your resume. Because an ATS can pull your information from these platforms, you want them to portray a professional image.
Mention Your Remote Work Experience
Pointing out any position you held where you worked remotely is especially important if you were a remote manager. With more roles than ever becoming fully remote, employers are looking for employees who have the skills and personality to finish their tasks on time with little oversight. Companies also want managers who can maintain connections with remote team members while ensuring everyone accomplishes their work before the deadline.
Point Out Your Tech Skills
The rise of remote work and other technology-dependent work solutions means an increased demand for employees with experience using a variety of technology. If you have tech skills related to the position you are applying for, be sure to list them in a separate section or at the bottom of your resume. The same applies to tech skills that may be indirectly relevant, such as data analysis for a business, finance, or management role. You may want to provide a link to your GitHub profile or online portfolio in your resume header if relevant to the position.
Emphasize Your Accomplishments
Your next employer wants to know what you are likely to achieve in the position they are hiring for. When they see what you attained for previous companies, they have a better idea of what you can do for them as well. Be sure to include your accomplishments that reflect the duties mentioned in the job description. Also, list your most recent accomplishments with 3-6 bullet points each and 1-2 bullet points for older achievements. Additionally, begin each bullet point with an action verb to frame your achievements in a positive manner. Plus, use metrics to emphasize what the end result of each accomplishment was. This lets the hiring manager know which skills you bring to the organization and how you are likely to perform in the role.
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