After going through
the basics of building a good resume, now is the time to make it a
BETTER one. Usually you'd search through the internet for those insider
tricks that'll land you an interview after they read your resume,
but not today.
We already did
Below are some
of the best tips we found on making your resume sell your expertise
- Use "power"
words to describe work experience. Manager. Director. Supervisor.
These are the people at work that have all the beef. Using words
that describe the duties of these people help out well, especially
if you're eyeing a management position. It shows that you, too,
can handle that kind of position. As such, its useful to use words
like "managed," "directed," "supervised," etc. to describe what
you did; for instance, instead of saying "instructed and interns
on online research for Sales Department" you can say "Managed research
team for valuable Sales Support.
- Try to relate
old job titles you've held into the job you're applying for.
A jobhunter previously in sales may want to tweak around with the
part of his resume that says "Sales Executive," especially if he
wants to move on into a managerial position in a Bank, "Account
Manager" looks more matched. The key is to make you look as familiar
as possible with the job you are applying for. The same goes for
the duties that you performed under each job; tailor-fit each entry
to also have the same familiar look. Emphasize and stylize those
that are important to the job you are applying for, and weed out
those duties recruiters don't care to read about
your resume to fit the company you're applying to.
This means spending extra time before sending out each resume. Be
sure to modify the Job Objectives and all other appropriate info
on your resume before sending; highlight the skills you think would
be more attractive to each company and for each job you send it
out to. This shows the company that you truly are interested both
in their company and the posting you are applying to, and that's