No matter how much advice is published on the subject, some myths still circulate about the best way to write your resume.
Fortunately, a lot has changed in resume writing and job search – and you can benefit from these new trends.
For example, you might have been told to keep your resume to a specified length or to always exclude certain types of information. Given how much has changed in the job market, many of these “rules” have fallen by the wayside.
Take a look at the longstanding myths and misconceptions about resume writing, then see which of these apply to your own resume: Continue reading “Did You Fall for These Resume Myths?”
If 2017 is anything like 2016, we’ll be bombarded with sound bites, powerful memes, and intense communications messages.
And by incorporating these concepts into your resume (even in a conservative field), you can use the same methods to make a powerful impression on employers.
No matter your industry or position, employers and recruiters will be performing a fast scan of your executive resume to get a feel for your credentials, career history, and social media presence.
Make their job easier by following 2017 resume trends, ensuring you’re making your mark and taking the best opportunity to shine among your job-searching competition: Continue reading “Executive Resume Trends for 2017”
Pursuing your next step up the career ladder as CFO or Controller?
Your CFO resume must connect the dots from tactical details, such as financial reporting or systems, to strategic advisor and CEO partner.
By showing examples of strategic decision-making and forecasting, IT oversight, performance recommendations, and Board influence, your CFO resume will position you to compete against other contenders for a C-suite role.
Here’s how to present your value proposition on a powerful, effective CFO resume: Continue reading “How to Write a CFO Resume That Reflects Your Leadership Brand”
(Written tongue-in-cheek one year during the holiday season…)
As long as job hunters have tried to stand out (and feel they need new tricks to do so), there’s been the question of color for a resume.
Way back in the Stone Age when I was a candidate, the big no-no was colored paper. Now, it seems that the concept of color ON a resume is still catching on.
My Careerealism post on resume trends brought this to light very quickly.
While I mentioned several up-and-coming techniques that have helped my resume clients immensely, one hot button seemed to be color.
Should you or shouldn’t you? Answer these questions first:
- Is your field reasonably cutting-edge (say, technology)?
- Do you want to spark interest and intrigue among employers?
- Are you open to open to trying new things?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these, then resume color might be a great advantage for you.
However, if your idea of novelty is using borders for the first time, then it might be best to hold off on color and rely on shades of gray to spice up your resume. Continue reading “Yes, Virginia, you CAN use color on your resume”