Get Rid of the Old Stuff Your resume should reflect the latest achievements in your career and your current position.It should also contain your skills that are marketable in today’s workplace.Add to your experience, education, skills, or add other additional information and links by clicking one of the Add links.
They need careful formatting to get past prescreening software while remaining readable for real people. If you’re looking for work in today’s market, you’ll be submitting applications and resumes electronically. I sent my glistening new creation to a trusted friend for feedback, and on the other end of the email, I got…crickets. Things change FAST these days, and my two-page behemoth wasn’t cutting it. Luckily, updating my resumé for 2014 didn’t have to be that hard. These days, potential employers still want to be able to skim your resumé for the important stuff. Or, ditch that paragraph entirely and use up that space to show your accomplishments, saving the explanations for the cover letter. I left college less than 5 years ago, but I was already displaying dinosaur-like tendencies. And sure, resumés have changed since I took “Intro to Professional Writing” as a freshman, but my sunny, graphic take on the new resumé had missed the mark. Sure, being succinct was always important on resumés. Instead of talking about your objectives, give a brief “so what” statement about who you are and what makes you right for the job.Instead, list full years: 2005 – 2008 instead of May 2005 – June 2008. After a few years of work, your recent experience is more relevant than your major or your GPA, and you want your work to be the first thing potential employers see.Unless you’re a recent grad, GPAs aren’t applicable to most job search settings.