To all job seekers in 2017… we bring you good news! everjobs is completely aware of how daunting job seeking can be and what a strenuous activity creating the perfect resume for 2017 is, so we have compiled a list of the things you cannot forget to include in your CV in the year to come.
Among the thousands of candidates applying for the same position, it is undoubtedly a creative resume what brings you closer to obtaining that job position you desire. You need to know the latest trends and apply them to your resume in order to stand out as an ideal candidate for your dream job.
With the beginning of the year, employers are much more driven towards selecting the best employees for their companies. Therefore, you need to pay additional interest in molding a resume that fits employers’ updated expectations in the year of 2017. What’s even more complicated is that you only have a few seconds to make your prospective employer take a second look at your resume. This means your resume should go beyond perfection, including the right amount of information about you and mainly focusing on what you bring to the company and why they should hire you. Your resume is equal to an advertisement, hence you need to know the best tactics that will help you selling yourself as an ideal candidate.
Update your CV
Gone are the days when job hunters were motivated to send the same resume to many job vacancies. Updating and inserting targeted information that adds value to the specific company you are applying for is exceedingly important in 2017.
Focus on gaining quick attention and the right attention
HR managers only need 6 to 10 seconds to scan through a CV and determine if they want to hire that specific candidate or not. That’s right. Within a couple of seconds they are able to decide if you are worth meeting or not. This means you need to make a great impression by summarizing every important details and presenting it in the most attractive way possible.
Include only the necessary information
Some of us are encouraged to add every single detail about ourselves hoping to impress employers. But it does not work that way. Inserting paragraphs and paragraphs of details about yourself is not going to get you the job, in fact it is only going to bore your hiring manager. So make sure to include only details that you think might help your future employer seeing the added value that you can bring to his company.
When deciding what to add and what not to add, consider looking at your resume in your employer’s perspective. Determine which detail will benefit the organization and how. Understand what will elevate your chances to deem as the perfect match for the job.
Keywords keywords keywords!
Keywords are a major eye catcher in resumes. You might not have paid much attention into keywords in 2016 and this is the perfect time to do it.
You can easily make a huge impact on your CV by including keywords that relate to the job position you are applying for and the organization you are willing to work for. Most organizations use an online search database or a software such as ATS to search and derive relevant resumes in order to narrow down the process of seeking the perfect candidate. And, if your CV has the terms and keywords that your hiring manager is looking for, there is a high chance of you being considered as a potential candidate.
Consider inserting infographics and charts to make your resume visually appealing
Using infographics and charts is a great way to build a resume that enhances your creativity and your ability to be innovative. Charts can be immensely helpful when presenting your recent achievements and progress. It helps summarizing a large amount of data and what is best about it is that hiring managers are able to quickly understand your resume. Hiring managers are often looking for candidates who is capacitated to stand out from the rest as it adds much value to the organization.
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