Have you heard? “Resumes are dead” (Richie Norton).
Recruiters are examining your LinkedIn Profile. Hiring managers are checking your Facebook page. Employers are scrutinizing your Instagram. It is time to add your resume to these profiles!
How to design a resume for the times of social media?
Let us go through resume types 101. Did you know there are many types of resumes? I have simplified them into three categories.
A traditional resume is typically chosen to follow the job application guidelines. It is the most commonly used type and is meant to be ATS (Applicant Tracking System) friendly; the software system commonly used to narrow down applicants:
If you want to focus on a specific job market, a purposeful resume is required:
Writing innovative resumes is an art, so you should be willing to spend time to craft them well. For those with creative career paths, the non-traditional resume allows you to show your artistic style. For others, innovative resumes will help you stand out.
While I do not recommend their use for traditional job application methods since they are non-ATS compliant, I do endorse creativity when networking and for social media profiles. In this virtual age, innovative resumes are powerful job seeking tools if crafted well. Think of yourself as a brand. Use innovative resumes to market your brand and to tantalize readers into wanting to learn more:
Resumes are not dead; they are an art form that is transforming and adapting to the social media arena!
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