Most people struggle in such situations as they are not prepared for such serendipitous chances. The only thing you could come up with will be to send an old resume and spoil all the initial impression you could make to a recruiter. Hence it is necessary to keep up with the changing trends in resume writing.
Here is a breakdown of the 5 resume trends that are important for a job search today, and will continue to play a big role throughout 2016:
Present Immediate Value
Every resume should answer the questions of a recruiter. This is possible only when you have a customized resume which answers all the job requirements as in the job description. Your resume should cover off your value proposition, core competencies, skill sets, major achievements tailored in appropriate way for each job position you apply. Ensure that you meet the requirements expected by the reader by including keywords and competencies that are relevant.
Such important information should be presented in the top half of your opening page, preferably within top 1/3 of the first page. This help to capture the attention of the recruiter.