How to make your resume stand-out?

How to make your resume stand-out

Whenever you are going to find a job, the first thing is to tailor-make your resume and cover letter. These two things are more important than you think, and you cannot have an interview without an attractive resume.

Here is the question: where to start? How to attract employers? How to show the best of you?

The truth is the hiring managers do not have much time to know you, the only thing they care is the value you can bring to the company.

I have read millions of resumes during my past hiring experience. Here are four things I (the employer) will notice immediately when I read your resume:

1. Keywords.  The first thing for you to tell the employers is that you are qualified for the job.  Hiring managers spend most of their time skimming through resumes to identify keywords that match the job description. Each time you apply for a job, carefully dissect the job posting. Create a list of skills, knowledge, and experience required for the position that matches your experience. These will be the keywords you’ll use throughout your resume.

2. Data and stories. As you write your resume, be careful to include keywords, skills, or experience that reflect your abilities as a professional. Furthermore, you should add some data and supporting stories in each position.

3. Overall career progression. Make sure your resume outlines the key responsibilities you’ve held in each position and how they’ve contributed to your overall career success. Your job titles should also give the employer an idea of the type of experience you’ve had over time.

4. Personal brand. Include social links. This will make it easier for employers to learn about how you add value to your industry.

Usually, many hiring managers just stay in your resume for 30 seconds or less. The resume is the only way that they get to know you. How? By following these tips, you’ll be stand out and get more interviews.

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