By now, as a seasoned job hunter and student of the Interview Guys, you should know there are a few essentials you should have in your arsenal: business cards, a solid cover letter, your elevator pitch, and but in this article, we’re going to take you to the next step and focus specifically on one seemingly small but massively huge part of resume building: resume format and how to select which one is right for you.
As any good “Interview Guys student” will tell you, a resume is a document used by job seekers (you) to quickly and easily let a hiring manager know what skills they have, what their work history is, and any accomplishments they might have. Well, it is, but only if you know what you’re doing. No, not deceptive as in you use it to lie to an employer about what you can do (don’t EVER do that!
During the heyday of the chronological resume, everyone used it.
It wasn’t just industry standard, it was global standard.
Using a serif font like TNR for paragraph body text is arguably more readable, and has the added benefit of being skinnier than others mentioned, allowing you to add more content to each printed page.“For instance, most systems will accept and read a document that contains charts, graphs or tables the surrounding text doesn’t touch the image.” To capture the attention of digital (and human) reviewers, you need a document that reflects the latest trends in résumé-writing.Here’s a list of what’s in and what’s out for tech résumés in 2016.“You should update your resume every six to 12 months to add new skills and experiences,” says Monster career expert Vicki Salemi.But the truth of the matter is, most people shelve their CVs once they're comfortably employed, letting them gather dust.