Today’s resumes are leaner and meaner than their old counterparts.They need careful formatting to get past prescreening software while remaining readable for real people. If you’re looking for work in today’s market, you’ll be submitting applications and resumes electronically.What new resume rules and trends should you be following? Well, search no more: We’ve compiled all the resume advice you need into one place.Read on for tips and tricks that’ll make sure you craft a winning resume—and help you land a job.By Randi Bussin When going through a career change (change in job function, change in industry, or both), one of the biggest challenges, after figuring out what you want to do, is how to present and market yourself for this new role. If you spent 25 years in the real estate industry doing asset management work, and now want to work in software sales for a company that markets software to the real estate industry, how are you going to present yourself so the new industry and potential hiring manager find you appealing?When I decided to research this topic of career change marketing and branding, I sought out and interviewed Wendy Enelow, one of the top industry experts on resumes and, career change resumes in particular.
If you’re interested in making a career transition, a resume revamp is imperative. Smith a sample resume and my top tips for someone making a career change.
The “best” font for a resume is, of course, a subjective choice.
Look for a font that looks clear, crisp and modern.
The modern resume, so often posted online, even needs to consider keyword placement and search engine results. This means less time and money spent selecting the perfect paper for your resume and more time choosing the right fonts and formats. Courier, for instance, looks like a typewriter font, and job marketers associate the font with out-of-date paper resumes.
Many Gen-X employers take the same view of Times New Roman.