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For many, a resume represents a vital document that lists all of their applicable experience, their education and what they can offer to a prospective employer. It’s a snapshot that introduces a job seeker before they even utter a word.
But, in today’s competitive workforce where one resume may not differ much from another, it’s best to find innovative ways to tailor yours to fit various jobs or agendas. It’s often said that standing out among the pack is key, but how do you do that.
Well, just change your thinking. Brazen Careerist offers a strategy that will help you rethink how you draft your resume and your approach on adjusting it for diverse opportunities.
Rule No. 1: Know Your Audience
Resume readers have limited time and an almost unlimited number of candidates to review, and it’s a good idea to use this knowledge to your advantage.
If you want to write a great resume, start by paying attention to the way employers describe their hiring goals in the job descriptions they write. Read as many of these as you can, paying particular attention to the words, phrases, and titles used by the people who are searching for individuals with your skills and experience. Understanding what they’re looking for and using the right language on your resume will help you attract more viewers, more interest, and more interview activity.
Rule No. 2: Get to the Point
You’ve heard the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” It’s as true in resume writing as it is in dating.