If you’re looking for a new job, it’s important to make sure you have a great resume. But what does it actually take to craft a resume that recruiters will pay attention to? Here are a few tips to help you get your resume in shape before you start applying to new jobs this year.
The first thing you’ll want to do when you’re trying to build up a resume is add a LinkedIn profile. This is especially important if you’re submitting your resume electronically. Since many recruiters use this social media platform to get a better idea of their applicants’ experience, giving them the link instead of making them hunt down your profile is going to make you look like you know what you’re doing.
It’s also important to make sure you highlight soft skills like active listening, collaboration, and critical thinking. These skills might not seem resume-worthy, but the truth is that they’re typically undervalued on resumes when they should be highlighted. So before you add another set of Microsoft Office skills, consider holding back and highlighting some of your soft skills instead.