By Resume Worded
Some resume advice is timeless … but not all of it. Here’s a list of the current resume trends worth following, including our top resume tips for 2023 and beyond.
The job market is changing more rapidly than ever, which means that resume trends seem to be coming (and going) faster than ever. So, which trends are worth following — and which ones are better off ignored?
We’ve analyzed the current resume trends and landed on 10 resume trends for 2023 that aren’t going anywhere. These are all based on data and backed by recruiters, which means you can bypass the fads and skip straight to the resume tips that’ll actually help you land a job.
Wondering what the best resume tips are for 2023? Here’s a quick overview.
Current resume trends
In 2023, look out for:
• The continued importance of remote work
• Optimizing your resume with keywords
• Using AI to help your job search
• Having multiple resumes
• Quantifying your impact with numbers
• Highlighting technical skills
• Linking to social media
• Integrating soft skills
• Keeping it brief
• Sticking with a classic resume format
Let’s take a more in-depth look at each of these trends, including what they mean for you and how to stay ahead of the curve.
Top resume trends for 2023
8. Highlight transferable skills
These days, nobody expects to stay in the same job for their whole career — the average tenure of a new job is less than five years, which means that the average person will hold around 12 jobs in their lifetime. With that in mind, it makes sense to build your resume around skills that you can take with you — in other words, transferable (or soft) skills.
According to a recent breakdown of job listing, the top soft skills recruiters are looking for include:
- Customer service
- Time management and scheduling
- Project management
- Analytical thinking
- Working independently
- Interpersonal skills and collaboration
- Attention to detail and accuracy
9. Keep your resume short and skimmable
Sometimes, less is more — and that includes on your resume. Most resumes only need to be one page long and include:
- Contact details
- Work experience
- A short section for relevant skills and other information
Most of that should be in bullet point format, too, which means recruiters can quickly skim your resume — and important information is more likely to stand out.
10. Use a simple chronological resume format
In 2023, we’ve seen a lot of resume trends come and go. Infographics, functional resumes, and online resume builders have all come … and gone. What’s here to stay is the classic, easy to read chronological resume.
When writing a resume, there’s no need to get creative with fonts, images, graphs, tables, or fancy layouts. Instead:
- Stick to default formatting in Google Docs or Microsoft Word
- List your experience in order from most recent to least recent
- Always include your dates of employment
- Use bold, underline, and italics if you need text to stand out
- Export your resume as a PDF to keep your formatting intact