The past couple of years have seen more changes in the job market than ever before. The result has been more opportunities than ever for a lot of job seekers. Now is the time where you need to update your resume to take advantage of them. Here are a few tips to help get you started:
The big trend in 2022? Remote Work
This past year has seen more positions than ever going fully remote and even some hybrid models. Companies have started to embrace working from home on an unprecedented scale, with some giving up their physical offices entirely. So, what does that mean for you?
Tip 1: Search for remote work opportunities
For starters, it means that if you’re looking for a remote or hybrid position, you’re not alone. For the first time in recent history, the balance of power has begun to shift in favor of job seekers, which means it’s entirely possible to find an arrangement that works for you. Try searching on remote job boards like remoteok.com or remote.io, filtering for remote jobs on larger job search websites, or try negotiating for flexible working arrangements during the hiring process.
Tip 2: Highlight remote work accomplishments
The switch to remote work hasn’t always gone smoothly. No longer able to rely on in-person management styles and methods, some employers have struggled with the change which means there’s a real market for people with remote management experience. If you’re applying for a company that offers remote work whether your position is in-person or not, make sure to highlight accomplishments related to managing employees or teams remotely, since it’s a skill set many employers are finding themselves desperately in need of.
Here are a few examples of resume bullet points that could highlight remote work accomplishments:
Managed a remote, 5-member cross-functional (product, engineering, sales, support) team and coordinated with six senior business partners toward the successful launch of an e-commerce platform
Identified, assessed and onboarded 12 mid-level remote employees in <6 months
Led over 12 software sales pilots remotely, generating $500K+ total revenue in license and consulting service fees in 2020-21
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