Write a #Resume That Gets Noticed

If you’re looking for a job right now, you need to find ways to make your resume stand out — and fast. What can you do to set yourself apart and land that interview? First, you need to outsmart the algorithms that many companies use to filter resumes. Make sure you include keywords from the job description and keep your formatting simple — unconventional designs and layouts often get weeded out by AI. You also should make sure your resume tells your story. Once it’s in the hands of a real person, you want them to see who you are, where you’ve been, and where you hope to go — not just a list of skills. Consider including a short, high-level summary of your background and what you have to offer. And don’t limit your experiences to paid work: What projects or volunteering have you done that may showcase your strengths as a candidate for this particular role? Nailing your resume is your first step toward the career you want. Give it the time and care it deserves.

This tip is adapted from “How to Get Your Resume Noticed (And Out of the Trash Bin),” by Kristi DePaul

Culled from Harvard Business Review

Categories: Management and Career Tips

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