A great resume will help you stand out from the crowd and land an interview. It should quickly and simply tell prospective employers why they should hire you. It is important to avoid the mistaken belief that one resume will be suitable for all applications. For each position you apply for, you should carefully tailor your resume in order to demonstrate how your skills and experiences match what a prospective employer is looking for.

The major elements to consider when building a resume are as follows:

  • Find your focus
  • Research your target
  • Develop your profile
  • Use accomplishment statements
  • Include key words from the job posting and make your resume scannable
  • Proofread and gather feedback


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