3 Ways to Align Your Resume to the Job You Are Applying For
If you are a job seeker, the first time a human resources professional will notice you is usually going to be on paper. While there are a number of things that they are going to looking for, you can basically boil it down to whether or not they see you as a good fit, both for the position and for the company in general. If your resume doesn’t really communicate why you would be a good fit for the position you are applying for, then chances are good that you will get passed up.
While you may know that you are a good match for the job, if your resume is too general and doesn’t really hone in on relevant skills and experience, a recruiter will not see that. Here are a few tips to help you align your resume to the job that you are applying for and give you an extra edge.
- Customize your objective to match the job title.If you say you’re a writer looking for new experiences, that’s not going to stand out as well when you’re interviewing with a television station who wants a news writer. Look at the job description and use the same title that the employer uses – it shows that you’re truly interested in the job they have to fill.
- Highlight your skills that match the job near the top of the resume. Look at the list of requirements that are required for the position and then list the skills and experiences that you have that best match those.
- Format your article so that it fits in with the company you are applying for. The words on a resume aren’t the only thing that communicated information to a hiring manager/HR professional. By formatting resume to something that is appropriate to the company, and perhaps similar to its own branding, you help create a sense of “fitting in.”
If you’ve done these things to make your resume more noticeable to hiring managers, that’s a great step. To help give you an added edge, here are some additional ways you can market yourself to interviewers. If you need additional help finding a position, contact us at ADAM Personnel.
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