More Predictions for the Future of Resumes and the Job Search

April 30, 2015

Career Advice

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We’ve been talking a lot about the future of the resume and it seems like everyone has a guess as to where it’s headed. Will the one-page document ever die? How does video, social media, and LinkedIn factor into its future? Here’s a roundup of some predictions from a recent Career Thought Leaders report. Where do you think the resume is headed?

  • Infographics and portfolios will be used more frequently on resumes and LinkedIn profiles making the whole job search process more visual.
  • Companies are using LinkedIn more and more to find candidates and are even limiting their search to those who have the most connections. Having a built-in network is a bonus for any employer.
  • YouTube will be integrated into LinkedIn and/or the interview process. Video allows recruiters to get a better sense of your personality, strengths, and professionalism.
  • A one-page job proposal may replace the resume. At the very least, it shows how a candidate stands out from the other interviewees. Some employers are even asking for a 30, 60, or 90 day job plan to see how each candidate will approach the position.
  • Job searching and hiring is going mobile from job searching apps for job seekers to mobile-friendly documents for recruiters.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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