Resumes have evolved in the past 10 years. Gone are the boring, simplistic designs. What does that mean for job seekers who got their last job before the resume styles changed? What does that mean for the new job seekers who have never even written a resume before? What does it mean for the employers? Fortunately, it means about the same thing for everyone: resume websites are the future.
The internet hit hard in the late 90's/early 2000's and changed everything we knew about everything. Resume help and advice suddenly meant that everyone could write a respectable resume. Thus, the evolution of resumes came and changed everything we knew. In order to get noticed, people now have to rely on stylish, eye-popping resumes, while not going too over the top.
With the commencement of internet-based job applications, people are not getting the face-to-face time they previously got. A piece of paper (or digital file) is now representing millions of Americans. As a result of online applications, an employer may receive hundreds of resumes for any one job opening. Competition is much higher than it once was, and people are coming up with new, creative ways of standing out from the crowd.
What worked for you?