New year, new resume. 2024 is quickly approaching, and your 2023 resume may be outdated. It is time to reflect on your wins and areas of growth from the past year so your resume reflects the professional you are now. Have you earned a new certificate or learned to use a new software or trendy technology? Or maybe you have sharpened a soft skill. If so, it is time to update your achievements/highlights on your resume to reflect your current status.
Update New Technology You Have Learned
New technology is consistently emerging. Every professional is responsible for staying abreast of trending technology in their field. If you have been exposed to or had the chance to incorporate an A.I. tool, a productivity management tool, or another software into your daily workflow, put it on your resume. Hiring managers want to see candidates with proficiency in the software their company uses. Show hiring managers both proficiency and a passion for current technology.
Update Your Relevant Skills
Re-calling your accomplishments and skills developed over the span of a year can be difficult. If you are struggling to list everything you have learned, check out the article on Forbes, “12 In-Demand Skills That Will Help Boost Your Résumé In 2024”, by Jack Kelly. In this article, 6 major skills are featured that hiring managers are looking for in 2024:
- Data Analytics
- Digital Marketing
- Sales & Business Development
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Computer literacy is becoming the basis of core competencies, with every field and job function built around coding, marketing, or artificial intelligence. To stay competitive, you should prioritize learning one of these skills, as many jobs that require these skills offer a higher salary.
A modern resume with relevant skills and core competencies will set you apart from other job seekers with outdated resumes. Update your achievements, list new technology you’ve added to your tool belt, and other skills relevant to your industry and job function. Start your 2024 job search off strong.
Kelly, Jack. (2023, December). 12 In-demand skills that will help boost your résumé in 2024. Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2023/12/04/12-in-demand-skills-that-will-help-boost-your-rsum-in-2024/?sh=ecccc8e300d4