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Current resume trends

I have been doing career coaching for many years. Just finished creating a 4 part series for people at my company that are being impacted by an acquisition and will be in the job market soon. There are a lot of resume trends people are not aware of:

  1. DO Not put more than 10-15 years of work experience if you have it.
  2. DO NOT put the year you graduated from any school...college or high school.
  3. Do not put your birth year in your email (like I did)...
  4. DO NOT put your address at the top of your resume.
  5. When it come to emails, make sure you have a professional sounding Gmail account. AOL or Yahoo give away age.
  6. MAKE SURE you have an up to date and professional looking Linkedin account. If you don't have a Linkedin account you date yourself again.
  7. Objectives are old fashioned. Branding statements are now used as an introduction
  8. If you are lacking education, highlight your professional experience first and leave the education to the last segment
  9. Use a more modern font like Calibri. Some other fonts look dated.
  10. DO NOT put 2 spaces after a period...it is not done anymore.
  11. Just use year to year when writing about how much time you spent at a job. i.e. 2017-2019 vs Jan 2017 to Oct 2019
  12. ..biggest one of all. DO NOT use up paper writing about responsibilities. Most recruiters will know what an admin assistant does, so listing all your responsibilities is a waste. If you filed papers, tell me the impact of that...ho it helped the office, or division. If you managed calendars, then tell me how many calendars and how your scheduling skills impacted your boss or the business.

Hope this helps a few of you!

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Norman Morgan
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Yes that advice will help me alot...thanks

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Cassandra Quarells
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Yes. Agreed as Norman. Thanks a lot. My question is what do you suggest I write about(being specific) when telling them about myself? What should I focus more on?

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Wakeel Ansari
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I m interested this job

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A E
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I think you mean "driver". Best to have someone fluent in English look over your CV.

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Yunusa Aliyu
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Good morning am yunusa aliyu

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Sheryl Ann
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What if the experience being asked for in a job is relevant to s job you had over 10 years ago and want it to be considered as part of qualifications for the position?

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Patricia Greaves Greaves
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So my current job and the previous job.will have dates as in the years I worked there the others since its ten years or more I can list them but not.the years

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Malody Ratliff
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Yes, This was helpful . Thank You, very much for providing this helpful info.

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bridgett irving
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I am interested in a person last 5 years

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debra ethan
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Juan Rivas: I couldn't agree more but ALL your info bears repeating. I operate a small LLC, a writing services company. So many people put their year of birth or college graduation in their email address. I advise against it but many people don't take it seriously. You DO NOT want the number 48 in your email address!!!

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