If you’re a jobseeker or just keen to move up in the world, you’ve probably set up a LinkedIn profile and started building a network there. You may have put a little thought into your profile at some point and then probably let it stagnate somewhat between moments of enthusiasm for career-building behaviour. However, this need not be the case. There are a number of great hacks you can use with LinkedIn.
Your resume? Well, it’s just a simple piece of paper, now. This certainly isn’t to say that your resume no longer has a purpose. It most definitely does, my friend. Instead of serving as the all-around bio that gets you the job, it should serve as an attention-getter to make your future workplace want to know more.
Today, I’m not going to share with you the golden secret to resumés that will guarantee you the job. That would be stupid. However, I can guarantee that your resume will be ahead of a few others. For the most part, I’m going to tell you the basics of what to do and what not to do. We’ll cover a few topics that key in on current resume trends, old ones, and traits that will (most likely) never die out.
It’s been a couple of years since the last time I was sending out résumés, but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be an eternity. Back when I was writing up my résumé, I had a simple MS Word file or PDF detailing everything I’ve done, can do, and want to do. […]