Is there a new resume style?

I am wondering if there is a new style people are using. It seems when I look online, not much has changed over the years even though most applications and resumes are accepted online and not in person. I would have figured there would be a new style by now. Is there one?

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June 5, 2020 11:07 PM

I think that the general idea has stayed the same but people have updated the tried and true to fit their own. A good example of this would be to have a color block at the top to highlight your name and contact information followed by a list of skills. You follow that with work experience and education. No need to put in a personal pitch. If they want to meet you, they will call you in.

June 13, 2020 11:56 PM

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Not that I have seen. They are all pretty basic and straight forward. You just want to keep things neat and make sure to include all your past work experience as well as education. You can personalize it but keep it short.

June 23, 2020 11:27 PM

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No, nothing much has changed. The only difference is that most resumes are sent online vs in person. While you can do both, most places expect them to be sent to them online in a PDF file.

June 23, 2020 11:44 PM

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chase.champlin: I think that the general idea has stayed the same but people have updated the tried and true to fit their own. A good example of this would be to have a color block at the top to highlight your name and contact information followed by a list of skills. You follow that with work experience and education. No need to put in a personal pitch. If they want to meet you, they will call you in.

I looked into this a bit more and it seems that you are right. There hasn't been any changes in a good 20 years now. I guess they found something that works and stuck with it.

June 23, 2020 11:58 PM