Mondays 60 Second Resume Tactic
Give Your Resume Specific Focus
No hiring manager or recruiter ever reads a resume. In fact no one reads resumes unless there is a specific job to fill. This means, your resume cannot be a biography of all you have done in life. If you try to make it all things to all people, it will lack focus and never get pulled from any resume database or resonate with the immediate needs of a recruiter when it does get that fast, first time review.
Recruiters are only interested in the skills and experience that apply to one specific job, and as those skills and that experience has been codified in a job description. This is important because expressing your skills and experience using the same priorities and terminology that employers use, will obviously improve your resume’s performance.
When recruiters are searching for candidates in resume databases, they start with a target job title and then add keywords, from the company Job Description. You can use this information to your advantage: give your resume focus on the skills you bring to a specific job and you will get more interviews.
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