3 Resume Trends You Need to Master in 2022
As a healthcare job seeker in 2022, you likely know that there’s a lot of competition for the best opportunities.
And while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to predict job growth in the healthcare industry, that doesn’t mean employers won’t be selective about whom they hire. That means to get noticed by busy hiring managers, HR professionals, and hospital administrators, your resume needs to stand out from the crowd.
Here are 3 resume trends that we’re seeing that can help you get your foot in the door and land that interview:
1. Keep it Simple
Many candidates assume that a tricked out resume shows creative and out-of-the-box thinking. But unless your career calls for a creative background, you could be shooting yourself in the foot.
With more companies using applicant tracking system (ATS), a major resume trend for 2022 is for jobseekers to use a resume format that’s readable by ATS. The main goal of this system is to make life easier for recruiters and hiring managers.
To start, review the design of your resume. Busy borders, images, and other artwork can get your resume thrown in the “no” pile. Using unusual section headers instead of the typical “skills,” “work history,” and “education” headers can also confuse an ATS. There are many ATS-friendly resume templates available. And if you’re working with a career recruiter, they can help you build your resume for maximum effect.
2. Emphasize your Hard and Soft Skills
Personalizing your resume to a job ad is key to healthcare jobseeker success in 2022. But so is highlighting the right skills so your resume gets noticed.
It’s certainly important to showcase your hard skills, but don’t forget to articulate your soft skills as well. Soft skills, which are defined as personal attributes that enable workers to interact effectively with others in the workplace, are becoming more and more critical to employers. And being able to articulate them in a resume is key.
Start by making a list of the skills and requirements listed in the job ad and note which of those skills you possess. Add those to your resume using the exact same language as the job description.
3. Don’t Forget to Show Results
Savvy jobseekers understand the importance of using data and metrics to show your value. Recruiters and hiring managers want to know about your skills, but they also want to know about how those skills played out in a professional environment. Bring your accomplishments to life by adding numbers to your resume, so that your results are part of your resume narrative.
Metrics can be called out in almost any role (don’t forget adding any awards or peer recognition you may have received). Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers appreciate examples that show the impact your work has had in past roles because it gives them an idea of what you’d bring to the table if they hire you. In the long run, stellar results can help you rise above your job seeking competition.
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