#Nextchat: Resumes that Stand Out and Break Through


Young HR professionals—whether they’re newly minted college graduates or a few years into their first job—don’t have a lot of experience with writing a professional resume. They often rely on trusted professional contacts in HR for tips and advice on selling themselves through their resume in order to get a foot in the door.

However, job seekers are facing challenges as technology continues to evolve. Talent acquisition teams are now looking to use technology to change the way their organizations source and select new employees. Resume-screening software is helping employers to narrow the field of applicants and to find the skills and experience they need, but it is also creating new hurdles for job candidates.

Young professionals in the field of HR (or in any industry) don’t want their resume to get lost in cyberspace or on a recruiter’s desk, nor do they want to be overwhelmed by contradicting advice. However, it is important to understand that today’s job market is highly competitive. With that said, preparing a resume that is clear, concise and compelling is critical. While finding the most credible information to help you do that can be a daunting task, seeking advice from respected recruiters and hiring managers is always a good place to start.

As young HR professionals, we get so much advice on the “right way” to write a resume that it can sometimes be overwhelming. The whole goal of writing your resume is to find that perfect first job that you spent so much time in college working toward. The last thing you want to do is get lost in the shuffle.

Members of the 2018 SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council who have experienced the job search from both the candidate side and the employer side will offer tips and advice to help other young professionals with resumes and interviews that will lead to success in their job search.

Please join @shrmnextchat on June 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET for #Nextchat with special guest Amanda Brunson, MHR, SHRM-CP, HR generalist at R W Block Consulting Inc. and a 2018 SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) member (@amanda_b_mhr), and other members of the 2018 SHRM YPAC. We’ll chat about how to create a relevant and persuasive resume for the new world of work.


Q1. As an HR professional or hiring manager, what do you look for in the resumes of young professionals?

Q2. What are some new resume trends that young professionals should be prepared for, and what advice can you share for how to prepare?

Q3. What should young professionals never put on their resumes?

Q4. How can young professionals with little to no experience in HR best sell themselves on their resume?

Q5. What resume myth do you hear the most about? What is the actual truth?

Q6. How should job seekers prepare for the future of recruiting technology?

Q7. What advice can you share with young professionals for creating resumes that will outsmart and get past all the new talent acquisition sourcing and screening technologies?

Q8. What is your No. 1 tip for young HR professionals to take away today regarding their professional resume?

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