The job marketplace is more competitive than ever so you need to make sure your resume stands apart from the rest. Your resume is the first thing your prospective employer will see so it’s that much more important to make a positive first impression. Now is a great time to spruce up your resume and increase the chances it will get picked from the pack. Here are some essential tips that will make your resume shine.
Customize It for the Job
Avoid using the same resume for every job, especially if you are applying for a highly specialized or technical position. You want your future employer to see what a strong match you will be for the job so anything you can highlight that is a priority in the job description will work in your favor. Tailor the resume — and the cover letter — for the position so you aren’t sending out a generic resume that could be easy to ignore.
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Highlight Your Contact Information
Hiring managers can receive hundreds of resumes within a given week which means they may only glance at your resume or scan all the details. Make sure your contact information is easy to find at the top of the page in the header and on any other pages you are including in your resume or application package. You want to make it as easy as possible for the hiring manager to reach out to you. Your full name, phone number, and email address should be prominently displayed.
Update the Format
Avoid using outdated resume templates or formats that will make you look outdated. While using classic font styles and 1” margins is generally a good idea, don’t be afraid to use a modern format with color-coded sections or even a fresh layout. If you are applying for a position in any creative industries, you might have some more freedom to play with graphics and layouts to create an eye-catching resume that will get noticed.
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