The Resume Of The Future

What will the resume of the future look like? According to a report by the Career Thoughts Leaders Consortium, the resume, as we know it now, is not likely to exist in the future. Some believe that the resume will be replaced by a social media profile such as LinkedIn. Yet others believe that if the resume does survive, it will be very short and concise, possibly even suitable for a 140 character tweet.


How Does That Affect Me?

Currently, a resume is still needed; however, a LinkedIn profile is also becoming an essential tool for the job seeker. Social media is not a just a fad, it is here to stay. More and more recruiters depend on the information in LinkedIn to help them make a decision on whether to interview a candidate. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, start now to build one. If you do have a profile, review it to make sure it ranks 100% complete and that it is well written. LinkedIn really allows you to showcase your skills.

The Trend For Resumes Is To Be Short And Concise

A survey of recruiters on LinkedIn revealed an overwhelming preference for shorter resumes (1-2 pages). Some experienced professionals believe they have too much experience to fit into two pages but this is a mistake. A long resume turns off many recruiters. Take the time to edit your resume to include only the most essential ingredients. On the opposite side, some job seekers think they are required to have a two-page resume. If you don’t have a lot of work experience yet, it is perfectly acceptable to have a one page resume. Again, unnecessary information will turn off many recruiters.

Don’t Get Left Behind

Prepare now by investing your time in what is trending now - concise resumes and well written LinkedIn profiles. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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