The burning question we all have:

How to Keep Your Resume Updated

You know, one question that keeps popping up in my inbox is,

“How are jobs changing in the next 12 months?”

And I get it, staying up-to-date with the latest trends is crucial when you’re on the hunt for that dream job. So, let’s dive into it, shall we?

First off, I want to acknowledge that while job markets may not undergo a complete overhaul every year, there’s always something new on the horizon. And the next 12 months are no exception.

Remember the buzz about storytelling in your resume back in 2019? Well, that trend is here to stay, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Recruiters and HR professionals want to see your STORY. They’re curious about your career journey, how you got to where you are now, and what makes you tick. So how do you keep your resume updated?

Yes, storytelling has always been a part of job searching, but here’s the deal – it’s become even more critical. If you scroll through LinkedIn posts and HR blogs, you’ll notice that employers are shouting from the virtual mountaintops: “Sell me your story!” Need a resume review? I can help.

So, the big question is, how can you make your job search HOT?

1. Craft a Captivating Personal Brand: Just like your resume’s summary, your personal brand should grab the reader’s attention and leave them wanting more. Share your career narrative in a way that piques their interest.

2. Narrate Your Experiences: Don’t just list your skills and qualifications; narrate your experiences and how they contributed to your career journey. Showcase your impact and growth over time. Think you may be under-qualified? Here is how to bypass that. 

3. Standout Moments: Highlight those key moments and achievements that define your story. Whether it’s a project you spearheaded or a milestone you reached, make sure these standout moments shine.

But here’s the plot twist – your job search needs to be technology-friendly as well. So, while you’re crafting your engaging narrative, don’t forget to include relevant keywords that can help you stand out in digital searches.

It’s like finding the perfect balance between Yin and Yang – telling a compelling story while catering to the machines that scan your online profiles.

Now, let’s talk customization. In the next 12 months, it’s all about tailoring your job search to fit the specific roles you’re eyeing. From your job title to your online profiles, align everything with the positions you’re aiming for.

But here’s the secret sauce – think outside the box! Employers often seek qualities and skills beyond what’s listed in job descriptions. Be that exceptional candidate who checks all the boxes, even the ones they didn’t know they had.

Research is your best friend here. Dig deep into the companies you’re interested in. Show them how you’re a perfect fit for their unique culture, not just through your online profiles but also during interviews.

So, there you have it – the job search landscape for the next 12 months. Your personal brand is your storybook, and you’re the author. Craft a tale that captivates, intrigues, and ultimately lands you that dream job.

Have more questions or need personalized advice? I’m here to help! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn. Let’s make the next 12 months your year of career success.

Warm regards, Amanda, The Job Chick 🌟