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. Is it time to add your resume to these profiles? How to design a resume for the times of social media? It depends on your story.
Let us go through resume types 101. Did you know there are many types of resumes? I have simplified them into three categories.
Typically needed to follow the job application guidelines. A traditional resume is the most commonly used type of resumes and it is meant to be ATS (Applicant Tracking System) friendly; the software system commonly used to narrow down applicants. A traditional resume can be:
If you want to focus on a specific job market, then purposeful resumes are required:
Writing innovative resumes is an art, so you should be willing to spend time to craft them well. For those of you with creative career paths, these non-traditional resumes allow you to show your artistic style. For others, innovative resumes will help you stand out.
While I do not recommend using innovative resumes 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 the story of your brand and to tantalize readers into wanting to learn more:
Resumes are not dead
Resumes are not dead; they are an art form that is transforming and adapting to the latest technological advancements and the social media arena!
Which one of the three categories of resumes you choose will depend on your career journey and the story you are trying to weave for the job you are applying.
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