Your résumé is often a potential employer’s introduction to you—and first impressions are crucial.
You’re vying for the same position as many qualified candidates, so it’s essential your CV stands out. Don’t drown hiring managers in pages of content; omit your summer job from years ago.
Here are three tips to help you craft a notable résumé and cover letter:
1. Write a unique résumé for every position (to please the bots).
Stephanie Vozza shares six ways to create a technology-friendly CV in her “How to write a résumé that will impress a bot” piece. To compile the list, she interviewed Jon Christiansen, chief intelligence officer at Sparks Research, and Arran Stewart, chief visionary officer and co-founder of Job.com.
Many companies use technology to scan the mountain of résumés they receive, and the bots seek out particular words and phrases for a given position. Tweaking your CV to the specific job will help you stand out.
From the piece: