You not only need to catch the eye of a recruiter but also pique the interest of a software algorithm. The best way to do this is to emphasize keywords. Be sure to thoroughly read the job description and pull from it, create a list of keywords to customize your resume.
Be brief. It is easy to carry on for days online, however do your best to keep your resume to one page, as you would with a hardcopy. Cover letters as well need to be kept brief.
Fill in the gaps.
Every employer knows the current state of our economic crisis, which directly affects the job market. As such many people have recent gaps on their resume. Don’t wait till your interview to explain this, don’t take for granted that you will get the opportunity to do so.
Looking at the same resume template and formats all day can seem impersonal to recruiters. Show interest; tailor each resume you send out.
- Show off your stats. Set yourself apart from others, show what you have done that other have not. Highlight skills you have that others don’t, use active language not passive. Be as specific as possible.
- Use available tools. Many websites have incorporated social networking and various other online tools to help use their database more efficiently. Do not hesitate to use them.
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