If you're starting a job search, familiarize yourself with the latest resume trends. The main principles remain the same: Be honest, succinct and avoid errors. But newer developments in the world of resumes may be worthy of your consideration:
The summary – More job seekers are replacing the objective statement with a summary. A well-crafted overview of your most impressive qualifications at the top of the page can better convey why you're an attractive candidate.
Different delivery formats – HTML or Internet-friendly resumes have been used for a number of years and usually include links to work samples or more detailed information about a candidate's experience. You may want to consider also mailing a hard copy to hiring managers to further distinguish yourself.
Another format to consider is the video resume, although some companies are reluctant to accept them because of concerns about potential discrimination claims. In general, it's wise to check with an employer before submitting a video resume.
Potential for overexposure – Besides the potential for your employer learning of your search for a new position, you don't want to invite excessive spam or other unwanted e-mail contact by posting your resume too freely. You also want to make sure your resume is posted where your target audience is likely to see it.