The average recruiter will only spend six seconds looking at a resume, so it’s important to make the most of it. Two resume tips to help yours stand out:
Focus on your achievements
Leah Lambart, a career coach with Relaunch Me says resumes that are achievement-focused help employers identify how you have been successful in your previous roles. “Add key achievements under each of your most recent positions,” advises Lambart. This doesn’t necessarily have to include awards bonuses or promotions, but the ways in which you have made a difference to the business.
Speak the same language
Job seekers should match the language used in your resume to the language in the advertisement or position description. “If the recruiter is scanning your resume for keywords then it is easier if you are talking the same language,” Lambart says. “It signals you will be the right cultural fit for the organisation and that you will adapt quickly to working in their particular work environment.” It’s easy to match the language – for example, if the organisation refers to ‘clients’ in their job ad, do the same and don’t refer to them as ‘customers’.
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