24 Resume Tips for 2024

24 Resume Tips for 2024

Yet again, we enter another new year with some hiring and employment uncertainty. Will layoffs continue, or will they start to cool? Will more jobs be created, and will hiring increase? Only time will tell. 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 24 resume tips for 2024 can be an excellent starting point.

Every quick tip below links to another source so you can fully explore the topic. This year, I’ve added several new tips to the list (and removed a few, too). If you are an avid reader of my annual resume tips list, see if you can spot the changes.

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 2024!


24 Resume Tips for 2024:

  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. Write your resume for the reader. No, the resume isn’t meant for you!ย 
  5. Make your value known
  6. Use a tailored resume header that speaks to the job you want, not the job you have
  7. Avoid common resume myths
  8. Use the right resume format for your unique career
  9. Be strategic with how much career history you share. 10-15 years of recent employment detail is typically sufficient
  10. Highlight top career achievements andย provide the proof
  11. Focus on achievements, not tasks, in your resume. Yes, everyone has results to share
  12. Start strong. The top 1/3 of the file is critical
  13. Lead with resultsย and front-load points throughout for greater impact
  14. Let the resume be storytelling in nature
  15. Weave the right keywordsย throughout the file that relate to the target role and audience
  16. Use an active voice with lots of action words
  17. Include appropriate white space; make it easy to read
  18. Remember, content is king, but presentation matters too
  19. Remove any possible resume red flags to help improve application success
  20. Embrace your experience and don’t let age define you
  21. Increase emphasis on soft skills –– but be sure to be specific and share examples
  22. Aim to keep your resume updated. Often!
  23. Stay abreast of current resume trends and best practices for 2024
  24. Finally, be mindful of how you use AI in resume writing (yes, it could help, but it can also hinder)


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Adrienne Tom

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