A new survey of human resource professionals has found that many companies have become more flexible when it comes to hiring trends.
The 2012 Global Hiring Trends Survey by Career Directors International (CDI) found that certain long-held beliefs regarding the length, font and format of a job seeker’s resume are no longer true.
According to the study, only 6% of those asked said they preferred a 1-page executive resume, while just 21% said they felt the 1-page resume was a requirement for all other non-executive job seekers.
While tastes and preferences vary, and the length of the resume and its content seems to have loosened, the most important caution to both the findings of this survey is to approach the strategy of job search on a case-by-case basis based on the unique targets of the job seeker, CDI President Laura DeCarlo stated. “Specifically, both job seekers and career/resume professionals should be careful of falling into the trap of how something ‘must always’ be done.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 3.4 million job openings in the U.S. as of May 2012.