Top 2016 Resume Writing Trends

Times are changing constantly and at a fast pace, and with it, trends are also changing and the same goes for resume writing. That’s why we dedicate this article to the 2016 resume trends. And, remember, this is 2016, the list can be changed really soon.

  • Make sure every word is important in your writing. Try using different styles for body and titles and subtitles because there are a lot of people who don’t want to read a whole resume, but instead just want to skim through it and look for some key words. The sentences should be short and to transfer the important key points like best accomplishments, important facts and branding statements.
  • Once you write the last word don’t leave it just like that. Go through it again and edit it where needed. While reading it, think about the things that you have written and whether those things are of a huge importance or not. If not, delete them.
  • Researches have shown that people respond better to visual things than just a plain text. Wherever you can, insert visual presentations, charts and graphs. Quantifiable things are almost always eligible for visual presentations.
  • Think about Twitter. It makes us communicate in less than 140 characters. This only proves that our attention spans are really low. We absorb information quickly and instantly. That’s why in your resume, you should also keep your points short and concise. And, we think that this is a trend that won’t fade away soon.
  • Make a short connection to money. Even if you didn’t have a direct connection with the money operations in your previous experiences, mention some cases when you had the chance to help some operation and how you did it.
  • One really popular trend are infographic resumes. You can find them on pages like Pinterest and see how they look like. There are even online sites which you can use to create your own like Infogr.am, Venngage, Visme, Piktochart, easel.ly and Visually. But, infographic resumes don’t replace traditional resumes and infographic resumes are not for everyone and any type of job position. There are some things you should consider when deciding if infographic resumes are for you. They are great for industries like sales, marketing, social media, telecomm, technology or graphic design. Start-ups, smaller organizations and many innovative companies are really into these kinds of resumes.

Keep these new trends in mind and you will definitely be on track and stand out in the pile of traditional resumes. Whenever you have problems you can always look for help on the Internet, look for some templates and examples and use sites that will guide you to the best resume.

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