Friday, May 11, 2012

Stand out from the crowd

Today's job market is extremely competitive. For every open position you can expect to compete with dozens of other applicants at a minimum. Sometimes even hundreds. Managers cannot afford to interview everyone, so they generally select 5 - 10 of the top candidates. How can you make the cut?
  • Address the needs of the position rather than trying to list every accomplishment in your life
  • Use key words from the position description in your resume
  • Organize your resume so that the most important information for the position is listed first
Using a generic resume that you send out for every position is poor use of your time. You must convince the hiring manager that you are a good candidate for "their" position. The use of key words and addressing the position requirements will do just that.

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