The coming months are shaping up to be intensively competitive, meaning you’ll have to be ready to edge out others for that coveted job.
However, if your resume is like most in circulation, it isn’t anywhere near ready for 2013. Why?
Because it probably relies on outdated methods, lacks marketing appeal, or just downright fails to demonstrate the kind of value proposition that captures attention in a crowded market (no matter what year it is).
Here are 5 telltale signs your resume will fall flat in 2013 (along with tips for hitting the mark):
1 – You’ve never considered using an infographic or chart to display your achievements.
Nothing speaks louder than metrics on a resume, but possibly nothing shouts accomplishment and scale more so than a chart.
These graphics are easy to insert into a Word document with the Insert Chart tool. However, you should only use one if you have impressive numbers to display (as shown in this sample of a VP Sales resume). Continue reading