Resume Tips For 2023 : Updating Your Resume Could Be The Key!
Over the past few years the job market has changed, and with this change so too has the way employers search for the right candidate to fill their open positions. This could mean the way they look at resumes in terms of skills and qualifications or just how the resume reads. Remember, employers could see 50-100 resumes a day depending on the job so you want your resume to stand out! Here are some ways to make sure your resume is ready for hiring managers in today’s job market.
Changing How Your Resume Is Organized
Most of the time resumes read as some similar way as follows :
- Opening summary/Goals
- Jobs listed with timeline & dates from most recent on and summary of position/skills
- Skills listed at the bottom
In recent times employers, as always, want you to have the skills necessary to fill the role but may be willing to take on a candidate without ALL of the “hard skills” ( ex. technical skill, software) required if they possess the “soft skills” ( ex. leadership, adaptability) they feel would round out the role in other ways and be the best fit for a long term hire. More and more companies are willing to roll out a training or learning platform for the right candidate. Reformatting your resume could help you stand out. If you lack some of the “hard” or technical skills required for the role but feel you are a good fit, rework your resume with a soft skill emphasis or a combination of soft and hard skills with these listed at the TOP before any work history.
Here are some soft skills that employers may look for:
- Critical thinking
- Learning quickly
- Problem solving skills
- Strategic thinking
- Communication skills
- Time management skills