While resumes remain a staple to job-hunting, few have mastered the secret recipe. To make things worse, the recipe only continues to change. Attention spans sit at an all-time low with distractions at an all-time high. As a result, nailing the perfect resume is more important now than ever.
Read and Research.
Do your research. Read the job descriptions top to bottom. Proofread your resume inside and out. While all of this may seem obvious, you would be shocked by how many resumes roll through with typos. Sure everyone has oversights, but it sends a message about how seriously you take the application process and start you off on the wrong foot. A lot of companies also create easter eggs inside their applications processes to weed out applicants like instructing applicants to title their resume with a certain name or send a certain message in the subject header. In today’s day and age, the ability to read instructions can be seen as a lost art.
Cut to the Chase.
Resumes often sound redundant. Stand out from the crowd by focusing on information that is unique to you and your skills and uniquely beneficial to this position. This comes back to the age-old quality over quantity catchphrase. If it doesn’t serve a purpose or move the company’s understanding of how you would fit in the role forward than you can probably cut it out altogether.
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