Tuesday, March 22, 2011

9 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

9 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out


1. Incorporate these ideas to rise above your competitors.

Even in this digital world, a quality resume is essential to your job search. And in a crowded market, it’s important to stand out from other job candidates. Once you’ve nailed the basics—your resume has a clean look, is free of grammatical errors, and clearly presents your skills and experience—consider these pointers from the experts about how to kick it up a notch.

2. Include important keywords.

Target your resume by including keywords your next employer values. Identify buzzwords by examining organizations’ websites, reviewing LinkedIn profiles that share your targeted job title, studying conference program descriptions and their speaker bios, reviewing job descriptions, and scheduling informational meetings with prospective colleagues.
Miriam Salpeter is a job search and social media consultant, career coach, author, speaker, resume writer, and owner of Keppie Careers

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3. Send it to the right person—and then some.

Use the e-mail address included in the job posting, of course. But you can also take this a step further to increase your chances of landing the job. Consider tracking down the hiring manager’s e-mail address—through Google, LinkedIn, and even calling the company—and CC’ing him or her as well.
Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues.

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