What’s great about “the perfect modern resume”? It gets to the point. It directs attention to what we want to see – quickly.
Y’all know that career coaching is one of my favorite parts of what I do for a living, so when I see a great infographic adding even more OOMPH to what I tell my clients, I’ve gotta share it.
“Help the employer paint the picture,
don’t leave it to them to draw conclusions.”
BUT… ignore the part about putting your photo on your resume!! I don’t know recruiter or hiring manager who doesn’t still guffaw when they see someone’s photo on their resume…it is cheesy. So, keep it for your social media profiles, not your CV. Oh, and the suggestion about a video resume? It’s up to you, but as a recruiter, I don’t have time to watch a video. Make it easy for me.
The other points I’d like to shine an extra light on?
- Hypertext links to online portfolios, work samples, etc. (AND…your LinkedIn profile! Also, add links to your employers! This goes a long way to quickly legitimize those small companies you may have worked for )
- Keep it visually simple – font, format, etc.
And one extra tip of my own? Save your resume as a PDF! Keeps what formatting you do have pretty and clean.
Think this sounds cool but you’d still rather have someone do this for you, AND enjoy the added awesomeness of having professional assistance in preparing for your job search (networking, cover letters, interview prep, LinkedIn advising, and more)?
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