Last year, we featured a blog post elaborating on what candidates should include on their resume. While all of the points included are still relevant, the working world has certainly changed since the pandemic, and resumes should reflect those changes.
To keep you on top of the resume trends, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of tricks and tips to consider while job searching in 2022. You’ll polish up your resume in no time!
Highlight previous remote work
It’s no surprise that remote work skyrocketed in the last two years. As many companies transition to remote or hybrid opportunities, it’s beneficial for you feature any previous roles you’ve held while working from home. This is especially true if you’ve ever been in a managerial position and have experience directing a team remotely.
Account for COVID layoffs
Unfortunately, COVID-19 took a huge effect on the corporate world and many professionals experienced layoffs. Companies are aware of this and don’t fault anyone for a lapse on the resume. However, if you really want to shine through, try to emphasize how you spent your time while out of work. Money.com says, “If your job was a casualty of COVID layoffs, it’s worth showing how you’ve stayed active and kept your skills fresh in the interim — by getting a professional certification, attending virtual webinars, or otherwise.”
Tailor to the specific job you’re applying for
In some cases, you might not want to use one standard resume for every job application. Sometimes, it’s advisable to write a targeted resume using specific keywords in the job description. For instance, if a job requires “product design,” be sure to include that phrase in your previous work experience. This will be picked up and scanned by the Automatic Tracking Systems (ATS).
As the corporate world strays away from hustle culture, it’s best to avoid buzzwords that identify you as such. Resumeworded says, “Phrases like “hard worker” and “team player” will never impress a hiring manager. Why not, when these attributes are mentioned in nearly every job ad? They’re overused, subjective, and entirely dependent on (often flawed) self-assessment, to name a few reasons.”
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