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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
1. Get on board with remote work
You don’t have to be looking for remote work to know that it’s everywhere — and you shouldn’t expect this to go away in 2023. Job boards like FlexJobs and Remote OK cater specifically to people looking for remote work, while even the larger job boards have hundreds of thousands of remote jobs listed.
Even if you aren’t working remotely, you’re likely to be dealing with people who are, which means that highlighting experience managing remote workers or your ability to use remote tools like Slack and Zoom is always a plus.
2. Bypass ATS with resume keywords
If you’re currently applying for jobs, you’ve probably heard of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These are automated scanners that companies use to screen resumes before they hit the desk of a hiring manager.
ATS search your resume for a set list of keywords, which means they’re pretty easy to bypass. The key is to not overdo it — after all, you don’t want a resume so stuffed full of keywords that it gets rejected by the first person to read it. Instead, use a tool like our skills and keywords finder to search for relevant keywords and scatter them naturally throughout your resume.
3. Use AI to your advantage
In 2023, it seems like Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. Employers are obviously using it — but so can job seekers.
AI-powered tools like Score My Resume work in a similar way to ATS, by analyzing your resume and providing actionable steps to improve it. Think of it kind of like a Grammarly for resumes — instead of just fixing your spelling and grammar, it can check for job-specific keywords, resume and bullet point length, inconsistencies, word choice, and any filler or buzzwords you can safely eliminate.
4. Have multiple versions of your resume
Think you can write a single, perfect resume that you can use to apply to any job? Think again!
One of the best ways to land a job is to tailor your resume, which means you’ll end up having at least a few different variations of the same resume. This could be as simple as adding a resume title or as in-depth as curating which jobs you list when applying for roles in different industries. You can also get help from tools like Targeted Resume, which will check your resume against the target job description and identify specific ways to tailor your resume to that position.