How to Make Your résumé Stand Out
When it comes to résumés, disregard what you've seen on television or in the movies. Scented paper, glitter and glamour shots on your résumé 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.
So how do you get your résumé to stand out?
- Make sure your résumé 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 résumé 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 résumé.
- 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 for their company.
- Make sure you thoroughly check your finished résumé for errors. Even the most intelligent people send résumés with typos and grammatical errors at times, and subsequently lose opportunities. If you're not sure about your résumé, have a friend or family member look it over before submitting it. And whatever you do, don't rely on spell-check.
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