By On Oct 08, 2018 Free Resume
Always be sure to personalize and customize your resume so it reflects your skills and abilities and connects them with the jobs you are applying for. Your finished product should be a unique reflection of what you can bring to the job -- not a thinly revised downloadable template. It’s also a good idea to get into the habit of customizing your resume for every job application. Even if you’re applying for similar roles at different organizations, each employer will have its own requirements and priorities.
By using the advice found in this guide, you will know how to create a professional resume to apply for any job. But wouldn’t it be great if the jobs came to you? During your job search, you will create numerous customized resumes for different positions. Each of these customized versions will be adapted from a “master” resume. This master resume should not only serve as the basis for different variations, but it should also be the document you widely share through different channels. A master resume can be used on a personal website, uploaded to social media profiles (E.g.: LinkedIn), posted on job networking websites, or handed out at career fairs. Your resume will already have attractive content and an appealing format taken from a resume builder, and this can catch the attention of recruiters looking to fill opportunities.
Keep in mind that you have limited space on a resume, so you will need to be selective about what you want to emphasize. The easiest way to decide what to include is to base the content of your resume off of keywords the recruiter wants to see. Your ability to use these strategic keywords will determine whether or not you are invited for an interview. Our guide to resume keywords offers plenty of examples to follow. One more consideration is that you want to avoid leaving any gaps in employment on your resume. If one of your previous jobs doesn’t seem applicable and it came between two relevant roles, you still need to list it. But you don’t have to describe it in great detail.
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