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Okay, we are a little into 2017 and the industry has been talking. The time to revamp your resume is now, procrastination is a beast!! Life gets in the way and it is understandable but money talks and investing in your career is the best thing you can do to secure your financial wellbeing. It is your obligation to reach your financial goal for yourself or your family. If the time seems to keep slipping by, have a Professional Resume writer complete the task for you. The more you work on your resume, the less you must do when it’s time to submit. If an organization or colleague asked for your resume right now, is it ready?

In 2017, there has been no extreme change to the application process, job searches and resume formatting for civilian/federal sectors; but there are some things to pay attention to.

  1. Social Media Presence – this is a trend that is only getting stronger as technology advances. Make sure your social media is in good shape. HR reps and recruiters are reviewing social media pages to get a better understanding of the candidate’s character. It is important to hire individuals that fit into the work culture. Social media provides a great example of “what type of person” you are dealing with.
  1. Keep it tight, brief, and tailored – forget the bells and whistles. Some people believe it makes them stand out but they are viewed as gimmicks; a way to try and trick the reader. No colors or fancy lines are necessary but keyword are a must! Utilize keywords from the job announcement and include work experience that is relevant to the position of interest.
  1. Emotional Intelligence (EI) – this trend is emerging fast. Not only are the HR reps/recruiters looking at skills and experience but they want to know who will fit. Companies are not just hiring for numbers, rather they are hiring for colleagues and team members to join the organization. Here, they are looking at soft skills or people skills that you have; through: customer service experience, communication, job related training, and professional growth. Another consideration is to combine jobs; shows you are not just job hopping.

Keeping up with resume trends in 2017 are important for professional development. Employers are expecting you to be knowledgeable about what’s new. Displaying your ability to pay attention to detail is a plus and will separate you from the rest.

Jeruard Anderson

Author Jeruard Anderson

Jeruard's experience comes from Logistics, which he carries a Masters degree in. He is a Veteran of the Army and has spent several years working over seas for the Federal Government. His background is extremely valuable for the government sector.

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