Thursday, April 3, 2014

12 Ways To Make Your Resume Stand Out

For any given job opening, HR personnel and hiring managers are deluged with resumes. Since they don’t have the time or resources to interview everyone, they are always looking for ways to weed out candidates as quickly as possible.

In fact, some merely glance at each resume before deciding whether to toss it in the "yes" or "no" pile. So, it's imperative that you make those few seconds count.

Here are 12 ways to make your resume stand out:

1. Incorporate industry keywords and buzzwords into your resume, but don’t overdo it.

7. Include metrics.

9. Customize your resume to tell a story.

11. Make it longer than one page if it needs to be.

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