As long as yours is visually distinctive, concise, and to the point, there’s no need to mess with what works.
Take the time to tailor your resume each time you apply for a job, says Susan Weinstock, vice president of financial resilience at AARP. “For example, make sure you include keywords from the job description in your resume.” This will help you stand out to recruiters and hiring managers who are looking for a very specific skill set, not to mention that it will make your resume more discoverable by search engines and software.
So it’s a bit ironic that all your expertise could wind up working against you when you’re looking for a job. Joey Adams, a 21-year-old junior at Michigan State University, might be the world’s next Barney Stinson. Ashley Harrington hit up a Michigan State University Facebook group looking for a formal date for roommate.Solid move, complete with a process to be Snapchat famous: Insert Joey’s efforts.By structuring your resume strategically, you can combat ageism in your job search and showcase the qualifications that are most relevant to the job you’re seeking, says Kim Isaacs, executive resume writer and resume expert.For instance, think twice before leading with “decades of experience” on your resume.Also, it’s OK to say “experienced,” but don’t say “over 25 years of experience.” Though you may hear people suggest that a functional resume style is ideal for older workers, don’t fall for it.