Posts tagged “resume trends”

The top 4 programs for creating resumes

The first roadblock that many job seekers encounter is where and how to get started. The idea of opening a blank document and creating a resume is generally terrifying for someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. We polled professionals on LinkedIn to find out where they were getting started when creating their resumes. As most people would guess, 85 per cent of professionals create their resumes on Microsoft Word. This program is an obvious choice for most job seekers [...]

Using Colour in your Resume: Yay or Nay?

If a hiring manager clicks to open a resume and the document is neon green… chances are they will not be reading it. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and that is why we’ve always recommended to leave colours off your resume. There is a chance that a hiring manager will appreciate the creativity and the unique element of colour in your resume. There is a chance that adding colour into your resume will help you “stand [...]

Determining the keywords your resume needs to dominate your competition

We can all thank search engines like Google for the heavy importance that keywords carry in all aspects of the electronic world. Resumes are no different. Gone are the days of printing out your resume on fancy “resume paper” and mailing it off (or hand delivering it) to a Hiring Manager. We are a paperless society, everything is done electronically, and that means that we are up against far more competition. There are many obstacles involved in the resume writing process, [...]

3 reasons why you should add numbers to your resume

For most industries – numbers are the most important part of your resume. Now this may be obvious for a sales resume or a management resume, but really numbers apply to everyone. They quantify each of your accountabilities and achievements, and therefore add credibility to your experience. Numbers do not only apply to revenue increases, as many people assume. You can include numbers for a full multitude of points on a resume: # of clients acquired in a given period of [...]

Is a creative resume right for your industry?

Our standard advice here at Resume Target has always been to get creative with your content and not with your format. The reasoning behind this advice is that creative resumes are often difficult to navigate and comprehend, and therefore ineffective. Another reason is the low rate of acceptability. Hiring Managers are expecting a standard word document or PDF format for each resume they receive. If you catch them off guard with a creative document, you may catch their attention and [...]