Aninteresting studywas published by Microsoft in May of this year about how our attention spans have changed over the past several years.In 2000 we had a 12-second attention span, and in 2013 a mere eight-second attention span.We now, as a whole, have a one-second-shorter attention span than a goldfish.Isn’t that interesting?Ok, shocking is probably more like it—and also not very comforting to know when you’re job searching and trying your hardest to get a hiring manager/employer/recruiter…someone…to pay attention to your resume.
So what exactly does this shortened attention span mean for your job search—and more specifically, your resume?It means trends and times are changing and so should your resume.Here is my top-ten list of resume trends for 2016, which, as you’ll notice, will be largely impacted on this year’s findings.
2016 Resume Trend #1: Get In, Tell Your Story, And Get Out
2016 Resume Trend #2: Be A Ruthless Editor
2016 Resume Trend #3: Write For Scanners/Skimmers
2016 Resume Trend #4: Use A Formula To Help Flesh Out Your Story