2020 Job Seekers Playbook: Step 1, Refreshing Your Resume

Updating your resume can be a daunting task as it – throw in a pandemic and it can be difficult to even know where to begin! Contemporary Staffing pulled together some of their top tips for writing a resume in our “new normal.”

Remote Skills

As more and more jobs offer work-from-home capabilities, cater some of your resume to your experience and expertise in remote working. Did you lead/participate in any virtual meetings? Have you become a wiz in any WFH software like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Trello, Google Docs, etc? How did you stay organized and balance your work-life balance?

“It appears that remote jobs are here to stay so take some time to show your future employer how your skills make you a great remote employee,” says Alyssa Mastrangelo, CSS Recruiting Director.

Thriving in uncertainty

The year 2020 has proven to everyone just how uncertain the future is! While this might be a scary idea, turn it into a positive on your resume. How do you thrive in uncertainty? How do you solve problems that are unprecedented? How do you maintain trust and relationships when everything feels like it is going wrong? These traits are highly desirable to employers and might land you your next interview!

The Bottom Line

The current job market is unlike what most job seekers have ever experienced. Getting creative and using some of these tips to your advantage will help you stand out and set your up for success in these uncertain times. Stay tuned for Day 2!

About Contemporary Staffing Solutions

Contemporary Staffing Solutions (CSS) is a company that exudes unwavering results with urgency, honesty, and integrity. CSS has been a leading provider of contract, temporary, temporary-hire & direct hire solutions. We began as a staffing agency and evolved to a national provider of workforce management solutions with a niche recruitment focus in Accounting & Finance, Call Center & Office, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Salesforce. We respect our clients and candidates equally while keeping the client’s best interest in mind. Everyone at CSS operates with pro-active pipelines and with the highest business ethics, a winning spirit in our approach, a team-oriented workflow, with real cross-training. The CSS team coaches you with current business intelligence so that we can manage your expectations. It’s what makes CSS great and, most importantly, FUN to work with!