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).

Avoid buzzwords

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.”

Get in touch with a Green Key recruiter

If you’re still a little lost, or need that extra help while job searching, look no further than our talented recruiters. Connect with one of them today and find your perfect placement!

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Thank You Team For All You Do!

In the press of business, while we’re rushing from one meeting to another, answering emails, hustling to get another report done by the deadline, it’s easy to forget to say “Thank you.” That’s why 25 years ago today was declared Employee Appreciation Day.

We all know how important it is to recognize each other for the contributions we make. It’s especially important for managers to acknowledge not only the special efforts employees make, but their day-to-day performance. Because it’s what people do each day that make a team, a department, a division and ultimately the entire organization successful.

Dr. Bob Nelson understood this when he wrote 1001 Ways to Reward Employees in 1994. Realizing that managers too often neglect offering even a simple thanks for a job well done, he came up the idea of a day to encourage bosses to recognize their team.

“I’m a big advocate of using recognition on a daily basis,” Nelson told Business Insider. “By no means is Employee Appreciation Day meant to be this one day to thank people or this one day to bring in doughnuts… But I did want to have one day where we could call attention to the topic and have conversations about its importance.”

As you can tell by reading this blog post, he was successful. Appreciation and recognition have become indispensable parts of good management. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of studies tell us recognition is as essential as a fair wage to a motivated workforce.

At Green Key Resources we try hard to remember to say “Thank You” and to show appreciation for the good work everyone does.

In honor of today, we want to publicly take the opportunity to say

Thank You everyone!

We appreciate your hard work, dedication and loyalty. The contribution of each team member is what makes us the organization we are.

Thank you for all you do!

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