5 Things You Need to Fix About Your Resume in 2016
Is getting a new job in 2016 at the top of your list of you 2016 resolutions? Then you need to start preparing now. Hiring tends to pick up just after the holidays, especially at those businesses that start off the new year with a new budget or who suddenly have positions to fill. “During the first quarter, businesses ramp up to set the objectives and targets for the year,” career coach Kathleen Brady told Business News Daily. “There is a flurry of hiring activity to support new initiatives, and to replace employees who announce their departure after collecting year-end bonuses.” If you do plan to look for work, though, expect some stiff competition. The first Monday after January 1 is “like a Cyber Monday for jobs,” Kristy Stromberg, senior vice president of marketing for SimplyHired, told Money. On January 5, 2015, search activity at the job site was up 56% from the average in December. In other words, while there might be more openings in January, there are also a lot of other people fighting for those jobs. People who really want to find new work in the new year will need to make sure that they stand out from the crowd. One way to do that is to get your resume in ship-shape condition now, so that you can hit the ground running come the new year. Here are five quick tips for updating your resume so that you can get the job you want in 2016.