Customizing your resume for each position you apply to can be critical in today’s job search. It’s vitally important that your resume conveys you are a perfect match for the job. So, what’s the best approach for branding your resume?
When tailoring your resume to each specific position, there are five key areas you want to remember to change:
1. Job Target/Title At The Top Of Your ResumeAlways change your target job title so that it reflects the specific position for which you are applying. This way, there is no confusion about the position you want to apply for and your experience.
4. Accomplishment StatementsReword your accomplishment statements so that the most critical and relevant information is at the beginning of the bullet.
This helps the initial eye scan by the lower-level HR rep who will be giving your resume the first review.
It also helps those who are scanning through the document without a thorough read to spot the important info they need in order to make a decision about whether to invest more time.
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