It's easy to create a resume that looks like everyone else's. But to win that interview, you need to go further. Here are four strategies that take you beyond the standard, cookie-cutter resume and get you noticed.
- Sell yourself and your brand. Make it easy for employers to pick you. Communicate who you are, what you offer, and what makes you different from other applicants.
- Identify your transferable skills. Your transferable skills are a major selling point that sets you apart from other job seekers. Make sure you know yours.
- Highlight your accomplishments. Anyone can list duties and responsibilities, but accomplishments give you credibility. They also help your resume come alive.
- Use keywords effectively. The specific words you use in your resume are critical for communicating your value, both electronically and in print.
Follow the strategies above, and you'll have a unique and powerful resume. Better yet, when your hear Why should we hire you? at an interview, you'll be ready with answers!