Many job seekers scratch their heads as the phone sits silent. They have sent in hundreds of resumes and are qualified for the open positions. Why aren’t they getting calls for interviews? Well, the problem could be the fact that they sent the exact same resume out to each company. In today’s job market, a one-size fits all resume no longer works. To be successful in your job search, you must customize your resume to the company or job you are applying for.
Why Customizing Is Essential
Your resume is a personalized sales letter that highlights the skills, knowledge, and accomplishments you can bring to a company. You have just a few seconds to capture the HR department’s attention. These departments receive hundreds, if not thousands of resumes each week. They just don’t have the time or manpower to carefully review and decipher each resume to determine whether or not a person is qualified for the position. So, your resume needs to target exactly what the company is looking for. Customized resumes do just that. HR looks at the job description, your resume, and sees how qualified you are for the job! An interview may not be too far behind.
How to Customize Your Resume
Use the job description to customize your resume. A company is telling you exactly what they are looking for in potential candidates. Have your resume address the job description and you will have a leg up on your fellow job seekers. Many job seekers simply don’t take the time to customize their resumes to a specific position.
If the job requires strong analytical and research skills, make sure your resume addresses those skills directly in your bullet points. Do not just assume an HR employee will make the inference that you have those skills based on the previous jobs you have held. Often, HR employees have no direct knowledge about the open position. They are just reading a job description and matching up the most relevant resumes received.
Yes, it will take some time to customize your resume. However, it’s one of the simplest ways to boost your chances of landing an interview. After all, what company wouldn’t want to bring you in for an interview? You appear to be an excellent match for the job!
Best Results Resume Services
Best Results Resume Services specializes in creating custom resumes for entry-level, professional, and executive job seekers across the country.
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