As unemployment continues its rollercoaster ride, many Americans are continuing to search for work, but competition is fierce! Some people are naturals when it comes to interviews, immediately creating a bond with the interviewer and building a rapport that makes the interviewee memorable and attractive to an employer. But, first you have to have a resume that stands out enough to get the call for the interview… Here are a few simple tips for making your resume attractive to potential employers.
1. Have someone else review your resume or application for errors before submitting.
Even the best writers and editors miss the occasional typo, so having another person read through it may help uncover errors you have missed.
2. Include keywords in your experience and job history that relate to the position you’re applying for.
Larger companies receive tons of resumes for each position that is listed, so some of them utilize software that searches resumes for keywords that relate to the position.
3. Keep it simple!
Even if you have 20 years of experience, your resume shouldn’t be 20 pages long… Write your experience for each position that you’ve held in bulleted format and try to keep your resume to two pages.
These simple tips are easy to try and can help you attract positive attention from potential employers to help you get the job that you want.
What tips do you have for getting an interview? How did you get your dream job?