Are Résumés Outdated?

Are Résumés Outdated?

What are some holistic approaches candidates can do to market their talents?

“Résumés are still the standard for showcasing your skills and work history, but professional social networks like LinkedIn are being used now more than ever by recruiters to vet candidates during the hiring process. Job seekers should continue to update their résumés but also make sure their professional online presence is engaging and attractive to potential employers.” 
– Elaine Damm, CEO, ACCU Staffing Services

“Having a résumé that tells your story is a vital branding tool; it is your first impression to a prospective employer. Your résumé must bypass the applicant tracking system followed by a recruiter’s initial three-second glance. Be sure to tell your professional story and demonstrate how you will add value to the organization through your proven experience. Tailor your résumé specifically to each position you apply for. The days of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ résumé are long gone.” 

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– Sarah Rivera, Chief Talent Promoter, First Impression Résumés

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 10, Issue 2 (February 2020).

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Author: Elaine Damm & Sarah Rivera

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