23 resume tips for 2023

23 Resume Tips for 2023

Hiring and employment remain somewhat unpredictable. Recent job reports share that new job creation has slowed. There have also been a lot of layoffs in certain sectors. But it is not all doom and gloom. The unemployment rate remains steady; anything is possible in the year ahead.

Regardless of how you feel about your current job or if you are looking for a new job in the new year — it would be wise to have your resume ready. The following 23 resume tips for 2023 can be an excellent starting point.

Every quick tip below links to another sourceย so you can fully explore the topic.

Remember, you are unique, so your resume will be too. Apply what works best for your situation, career, and industry.

Happy job searching and resume writing in 2023!


23 Resume Tips for 2023:

  1. Pick out a job target before you startย to write the resume
  2. Know yourself, know your audience, and know what matters most
  3. Customize content for every job โ€“ general resumes donโ€™t work
  4. Make your value known
  5. Use a tailored resume header that speaks to the job you want, not the job you have
  6. Avoid common resume myths
  7. Be strategic with how much career history you share. 10-15 years of recent employment detail is typically sufficient
  8. Highlight top career achievements andย provide the proof
  9. Focus on achievements, not tasks, in your resume. Yes, everyone has results to share
  10. Start strong. The top 1/3 of the file is critical
  11. Lead with resultsย and front-load points throughout for greater impact
  12. Let the resume be storytelling in nature
  13. Weave the right keywordsย throughout the file that relate to the target role and audience
  14. Use an active voice with lots of action words
  15. Employ a bit ofย strategic designย to emphasize key content and make your resume look unique
  16. Include appropriate white space; make it easy to read
  17. Remember, content is king, but presentation matters too
  18. Use strategic content to address employment gaps
  19. Remove any possible resume red flags to help improve application success
  20. Increase emphasis on soft skills –– but be sure to be specific and share examples
  21. Ensure the resume look and strategy arenโ€™t ageing you.ย Use a modern approach
  22. Aim to keep your resume updated. Often!
  23. Stay abreast of current resume trends and best practices


Side note: I have been producing this list of top resume tips for the past 3 years. Last year, my post was the number one read article of CareerWise Weekly.

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Adrienne Tom

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