When you land a new job, it's hard to imagine there's any need to update your résumé once again.Perhaps you just updated it to land the role, and, at the very least, you don't have plans to pursue a new gig after just landing this one."The professional title clearly states Beth's current job, leaving no room for ambiguity," Augustine said."However, the word 'manager' in the title can be swapped out at any time to reflect whatever specific position Beth is targeting." Below that, TC included Beth's professional summary, which Augustine said gives the reader a sense of Beth's most marketable soft skills and hard skills and the extent of her experience."While it's important for most candidates to add Linked In to their résumé, it's even more so for Beth, since she is in PR, and social media is a critical area of expertise for her career progression," Augustine said.
Augustine explained that, for Beth, her intern roles are important because of the connections she made there."The less time a recruiter spends hunting for information on your résumé, the more likely you are to make it to the next stage of the hiring process." Augustine said that applicant tracking systems — the bots that scan your résumé and decide if you're a good fit for the position — tend to have trouble reading and parsing résumé information when it doesn't follow a traditional layout.To solve this, TC streamlined Beth's résumé overall so that recruiters and hiring managers may review information quickly."While you might be able to get away with omitting a professional summary from your entry-level résumé, you must include something at the top of your mid-level résumé that summarizes your goals and value proposition," she said."Think of it as the place where you incorporate your elevator pitch into your résumé," Augustine said.