A good resume demonstrates that you can do the job, because the purpose of a resume is to get you the interview. A great resume causes the reader to think “This is just what we’re looking for.” We want your resume to be great.
Every resume needs to be different because every employer is looking for something different in the positions they seek to fill. Recruiters and employers are adept at identifying job seekers who haven’t taken the time to get to know their organizations: their resumes are generic and show no direct connection to the position or the company’s problems. Avoid this and become the ideal candidate:
- Target or tweak each resume you submit based on your research of the organization and your identification of how you can contribute to solving the problems the position is tasked with solving.
- Clearly link your capabilities and experience with the skills and responsibilities the position requires.
- State specific accomplishments – they are more compelling than generalities – but leave out the how. If they want to know that, they can interview you. (This will also help keep your resume more concise.)
Create a complete catalogue of your capabilities, accomplishments and experience and use it to create resumes, cover letters, portfolios and to prepare for interviews.
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