“Success means doing what others won’t”
This saying is especially true when it comes to resume writing. Let’s discuss what’s going to help you to stand out among thousands.
The main thing you should know is that employer usually receives over 100 resumes for 1 job opening. Most of them are from not qualified candidates.
Not to rattle your self-confidence, just explaining that your resume should be shining, to get employer’s attention. How to do it? Follow 3 rules: Your resume should be error-free, well organized and targeted to the job.
I’ve already mentioned Grammarly in my article “Top 10 resume mistakes you should avoid”. Your resume must be your best work, any typo can ruin it. Check your resume with Grammarly or other similar tool before you send it. Make sure there no inconsistent spacing or any other flaw, so employer understands you’re attentive.
- Well organized
Your summary of qualifications should be placed at the top, straight under your objective, followed by a reverse-chronological listing of past employment, then education. Your contact information should be correct, placed in a top corner of your resume. Be attentive choosing layout and fonts, weird design may scare your potential employer.
- Targeted to the job
No, you don’t have to write new resume for each job you’re applying for. Just take your base resume and correct it a bit, highlight you qualifications needed for this opportunity, mention your soft skills, etc. Check that your summary has same qualifications as job description has. Remove your experience which is not suitable for this opening.
And the last tip: add the good written cover letter that also follows these rules and it will increase your chances to get hired.
Hope these little tips will help you to get your dream job! Want to share your little tip? Comment it below!