Here are some tips on how to make it to that coveted shortlisted pile.
- Use the right layout.
There is no excuse for a sloppy-looking resume. With hundreds of available templates, you can find one that fits your style and the company that you are applying to.
- Utilize your profile summary.
Your profile summary is a way to show off who you are and why a company will want to hire you. Make it concise and make it count!
- Show off your soft skills.
Having a snapshot of your positive character traits helps an employer determine if you will fit in with the company’s culture. Learn what sets you apart from everyone else and showcase that to your potential employers.
- Use keywords.
Take keywords from the job description and the company’s website. These words capture the spirit of the company and what they look for in their employees.
Free and accessible proofreading tools are all around us. Errors on a resume can stand out, in a bad way. Employers may think you don’t really care about making a good impression.
Follow these resume tips to make it past the 6 second mark and maybe even land your resume in the shortlist pile. Make that pile and they will call you for an interview!