In the post below, we look at several new tips for resume writing.
Earlier this year, we reported on adapting your resume to get around blocking software. Also known as automatic tracking software (ATS).
How to Really Stand Out: New Tips for Resume Writing
For these tips, we turn to an article by Allison Pohle for the Wall Street Journal. In all, she offers 18 tips. We will cite a few of them. To access all 18 tips. click the image.
To begin, consider that:
- A resume isn’t just a list of every job you’ve ever had. It should demonstrate your accomplishments.
- Mirror language used in the job posting so your resume isn’t discarded by an applicant tracking system.
- Use a clean and simple format.
Then, follow these tips:
Highlight your achievements in your resume. A common mistake job seekers make is believing a resumé is a recap of your career. When in reality, it should convey what you have accomplished.
Customize your resume.. Read over the job posting, and think about the work experience you have had that is most directly relevant to the position you are pursuing. You can leave out some past jobs and internships if the experience you had wasn’t related. Whatever you do: Don’t submit a generic résumé to dozens of postings.
Great resumes should stand out to skim readers. Most recruiters spend just a few seconds skimming through a resume — with an average in one study of 7.4 seconds. To have the best chance of making an impression, ensure your job titles, company names, and dates of employment are easy to read.
To read more resume tips from Pohle, click on the image.