Here’s how you can update your resume in 2021:
1. Highlight your remote working skills
COVID-19 forced many companies to embrace remote work. Show them you can adapt by showcasing your expertise with remote working software such as Trello, Google Drive, and Zoom.
2. Write a convincing resume summary
With so many people looking for work, starting your resume with a resume summary is a good way to stand out and catch the attention of employers. Put simply, a resume summary is an elevator pitch for your candidacy, showing off your most marketable qualifications and skills in a few short sentences at the top of your resume.
3. Focus on your accomplishments last year
Instead of glossing things over the difficulties of 2021, highlight some of your accomplishments during this challenging period, however small. These achievements show employers you’re resilient and determined.
4. Update your resume with keywords from the job listing
Many large companies use software called applicant tracking systems (ATS) that scan your resume for keywords. Read through the job description for any notable keywords, and make sure all the keywords on your resume are up-to-date to give yourself the best chance of success.
5. Remove old, irrelevant work experience
Delete any work experience on your resume that’s older than 10 years. This makes your resume easier to skim, cleaner, and more relevant.