There are several challenges that job seekers face and a common one is not getting their resume noticed by employers. But, you can choose to tweak it and get the attention of recruiters that screen hundreds of profiles everyday.
Here are simple ways to help your resume stand out and get noticed by recruiters. All you have to do is update your resume in a few minutes:
Ensure You are a Good Fit for the Requirement
Check if you meet the qualifications of the job. You should have the minimum required qualifications for the job.
Prove to the Employer that You have What it Takes
Review, re-read your resume and customize it to include skills and qualifications for the job. You should update your job description and write it in such a way that it matches the job that you are applying for.
You need to add your accomplishments and what you have achieved in each job along with the responsibilities. Add your relevant skills and you should know that the recruiters review these skills to match it with specific jobs. Next, you should create a cover letter to highlight the specific qualifications for the job. Check if you have any connections that already work in the place that you are applying to and ask them to put in a word.
Get the Formatting Right
Choose a basic font like Calibri, Arial and Times New Roman and ensure that it is a font size of 12. Also, add bold and italics to highlight key areas of your profile.
Add a skills section to your resume to ensure that you are a good fit. Also, headlines will make your resume eye-catching and grab the recruiters attention.
Ensure that the education section is at the bottom and that the work experience is moved on top and written in the reverse chronological order.
Before sharing your resume
Ensure that your resume matches the job posting as a closer match gives you a higher chance of getting selected for the interview. Make a list of qualifications that you would like to add to your resume in order to make it an easy match. Match your resume with what you have on LinkedIn. This means that you add can your LinkedIn profile to your resume and this will allow employers to check and review your profile.
Add your achievements in a numbers wherever possible and add information that qualifies you for your job like volunteer experience, and internships.
Keep your resume simple and be concise with action-oriented sentences that describes you well for each employer. Avoid clutter in your resume. You do not need to add all your work experiences and present your employment history and not your life story. Remove anything that is non-essential information like hobbies or things about your personal life.
Finally, you should run a grammar check and check for typos on your resume with free tools. Also, save your resume as a PDF so that resume opens without a glitch and the file should be called FirstLastNameResume.pdf to ensure that it is recognizable by recruiters.
Since we sift through hundreds of resumes everyday, I hope that these tips help you get your resume noticed and hired. Trust us, these tips are sure to help you in your job search.
Arnold Consulting Pvt. Ltd. is a global leader in staffing and recruitment. We help match the right candidates with the best companies. Our goal is to help the right talent get placed and also by ensuring time bound hiring and in ensuring that the candidates are perfect for the roles and gel well with the teams.
If you are looking out for a new role then send your updated resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with your job search.