How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Learn how to make your resume stand out from the crowd

When it comes to resumes, disregard what you’ve seen on television or in the movies. Scented paper, glitter, and glamour shots on your resume are not going to land you an interview. Instead, your piece of art might end up in the shredder or on the HR department’s wall of shame.

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So how do you make your resume stand out?

  • Make sure your resume has a relevant career profile at the top of it. This brief summary will spotlight your skills and accomplishments. Besides your contact information, this section will be the one of first things that a hiring manager will see. So grab their attention by letting them know why you’re more than qualified for the job.
  • Tailor your resume to the position you are applying for. You can do this by looking at the job description and requirements and showing how your experience relates to the position for which you are applying. It also doesn’t hurt to list all relevant skills in the strength and expertise section of your resume.
  • Don’t just give a description of each of your jobs. When you get to your professional experience, highlight your accomplishments at each job instead. This is a great way to sell yourself and give potential employers even more evidence that you would be a valuable asset to their company.
  • Make sure you thoroughly check your finished resume for errors. There’s no doubt you’re a very intelligent person, but sending a resume filled with typos and grammatical errors could make you look really bad. If you’re not sure about your resume, have a friend or family member look it over before submitting it. And whatever you do, don’t rely on spell-check.

The certified resume writers of Bettered can ensure that your resume speaks volumes about you and your professional experience. If you need help on how to address a layoff on your resume due to covid you can learn more about our resume editing services today. We are here to help you stand out during your job search.