Are you looking for a new career opportunity and feeling a little left out of the job market? If potential employers aren’t responding to your resume, your resume format, skills and experience listed on your resume could be the culprit.
Here are some of the items on your resume that could be a problem:
1. Dated Resume Trends
Some old resume rules no longer apply. In addition to tailoring your resume to each industry, and also each company, you’ll also need to tailor it to the way that you share it through different formats.
Some old rules you CAN forget! A few are:
- Your resume needs to list everything you’ve ever done.
- All your experience needs to be listed chronologically.
- A resume can only be one page.
2. Dated Industry Terminology
If you’ve been adding to the same old resume over the years, your skills and experiences may have obsolete terms. Read through industry publications or attend a professional association meeting to catch up on the latest industry jargon.
3. Dated Technology Skills
Read the job descriptions within your industry to see what technologies employers really want. Then decide what you need to learn or do to fill that technology gap. Make sure if you are listing the skills, they are current.
Don’t be disheartened if your resume is out of date, now is the time to fix those problems.
We Can Help You
Career Find can help you rework your resume and create an updated version that will help you get the job you want and deserve.