6 Resume Trends to Follow for Success in 2022

6 Resume Trends to Follow for Success in 2022

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1. Learn to articulate your skills

Peppering your resume with soft skills is another resume trend to pay attention to in 2022.  According to an SHRM study, HR professionals cite a lack of soft skills as the leading cause of recruitment difficulty.  In the study, which focused on the hiring of HR professionals, more than two-fifths of hiring 

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1. Learn to articulate your skills

managers and recruiters reported that applicants lacked the competencies and necessary soft skills for the role.

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2. Personalize your resume

As we've stated, personalizing your resume to a job ad is going to be key to jobseeker success in 2022.  Tailoring your resume to the individual job description and doing your own research on the company will help you write a resume that get's interviews. But how do you go about doing so?

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2. Personalize your resume

Of course, you should show off your stellar hard skills, but don't forget to showcase your soft skills as well.  A recent study by LiveCareer found that soft skills, defined as personal attributes that enable workers to interact effectively with others in the workplace, are becoming more and more critical to employers.

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3. Show results, not just skills

Jobseekers in the know will take note of this resume trend of 2022: using data and metrics to show your value.  Recruiters want to know more about you than a boring list of skills. Bring your accomplishments to life by adding numbers to your resume, according to Principle People Strategy Consultant for SolveHR Kelli Marinelli.

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4. Skip the fancy design elements

Not getting a job as quickly as you would like? One element to examine might be the design of your resume.  With so many companies using applicant tracking systems (ATS), a major resume trend for 2022 is going to be for jobseekers to learn to use a resume format that is readable by ATS.

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4. Skip the fancy design elements

To start, review the design of your resume and remove any elements that might be confusing to the software.  Busy borders, images, and other artwork can inadvertently get your resume thrown in the "no" pile. Using unusual section headers instead of the typical "skills," "work history," and "education" headers can also confuse an ATS.

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5. Use job ads to identify gaps in your skillset

Use job ads as a tool. They can be useful for learning which skills are most sought after in your industry.  If you are finding time and again that you don't possess skills that employers seek, set out to learn them.  A job ad is a roadmap; it shows you exactly what you need to succeed. Use them to find 

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5. Use job ads to identify gaps in your skillset

holes in your resume and then figure out how to fill them.  Smart jobseekers will pay attention to this critical resume trend in 2022.

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6. Demonstrate a steady work history

According to a study by SHRM, 39% of employers cited retention as their main reason for providing employee and family assistance (flexible time, caregiving leaves and dependent care).  Employers want to find employees who are going to stay with their company, not job-hop from one opportunity to another.

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6. Demonstrate a steady work history

For that reason, demonstrating a steady work history on your resume could put jobseekers at an advantage in the eyes of recruiters.

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