Resumes can definitely be tricky. If you have been out of the job market for awhile, you may not be aware of current trends and expectations. Conversely, if you are first time job seeker, you may feel like you lack the experience to develop a competitive resume.
Given the degree of ambiguity, resume writing and editing allows for a certain degree of creativity. Use this to your professional advantage. The amount of creativity will vary from industry to industry. You may want to do some additional research to determine what is considered acceptable.
While there is some room for individuality, some aspects of drafting a resume will never go out of style. Think of yourself as a brand and your resume as your pitch deck for potential investors. You should frame your work experience in brief, crisp writing. Your resume will also always benefit from a clean, modern format and some descriptive storytelling.
As you shop the job market, here are 5 tips to get you to the interview phase:
“Your resume serves as your personal brand ambassador, so spend the time and energy to make sure your brand is well represented.”
1. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.
You want your resume to have a smooth, clean l