Targeted Resumes – How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want
1. Determine what you are trying to accomplish.
Make sure you have a clear goal in mind. Hiring managers are too busy to try to figure out what you want to accomplish.
Writing a general, one-size fits all resume wont cut it in todays competitive job market. You have to make an effort to stand apart from everyone else.
If you dont know what you want to do, STOP and figure it out. You cannot create an awesome, knock-your-socks-off resume without a goal. If you are struggling with this, enlist the help of someone to brainstorm with you.
2. Find out the industry keywords that are “hot” in your career field and put them into your resume.
Why do this? Because more and more companies are using automated databases to store resumes. When they need to hire someone, they find potential candidates by utilizing key word phrases (sort of how you search on google using a keyword). If you are using the right keywords, your resume will be included in the top contenders.
You can find the keyword phrases by searching monster.com or hotjobs.com for the job you want to...