If you’re looking to land a new job in 2014, you have to stand out from the crowd. Your resumé should pop. How do you achieve that? Stop using buzzwords.
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.
You may have noticed that I have a thing for online résumé creators. In the past, I’ve looked at SlashCV – a simple tool for creating PDF résumés – and Enthuse.me, which is more like an online portfolio of your past work and your online presence. But my quest is far from over. As I’ve already mentioned in the past, writing a résumé is one of my least favorite tasks in the whole world, and that’s why I’m drawn to these résumé tools.