Resumes are evolving from boring, still, and plain to something new altogether. While we wouldn’t recommend bright pink font for everyone, we do recommend that you make a few changes to make you and your resume stand out above the rest.
- Put your personality into your resume. Everybody else is going to be using the traditional, stiff, business language. While you should still be professional, use your resume as a tool to let the hiring manager get to know you.
- Let your passion come through. When you figure out what you are meant to do and love to do professionally, you’re going to be excited about it. Show how excited you are about the opportunity in your resume! Make the reader understand that you truly believe you can make a difference by working in the position you are applying for.
- Don’t fall into using keyword-speak. While you need to include keywords in your resume (especially if the first round is computer automated), insert the keywords into human sentences that make sense. Always remember, even though a computer may be reading it first, a human will still be reading it eventually.
If you want to read more on the subject, read this fantastic Forbes article.