TOP 4 RESUME HACKS
YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING HIRED
Writing a resume is one of the first and most important steps in the job application
process. The task is daunting, and most applicants don’t even receive an offer for an
interview. The following hacks will help ensure that your resume has the best chance at
making it to the top of the stack.
RESUME TO EACH
Don’t be one of the many people who send
the same resume to every open position.
Remember that recruiters can tell when a
resume hasn’t been tailored to a position.
Instead, take time to customize your resume.
A good way to do this is to read the job
description and required skills very carefully.
Make sure you that emphasize those skills in
your resume and highlight any key words
mentioned in the job description.
Many organizations now use robots to sort
through all the applicants’ resumes, and only
the ones who directly match the keywords
USE NUMBERS TO
Back up your statements with quantifiable
evidence. Don’t just include that you led a
team or wrote reports. Be specific! Include
how many people you were responsible for
and how many reports you wrote each
quarter. Did you cut costs? Great! Include the
percentage of money you saved. These
numbers give recruiters a much better picture
of your skills and what you’ve accomplished.
Always choose to be specific instead of
generic. This extra effort will make a big
FORMAT YOUR RESUME CORRECTLY
Recruiters prefer resumes that are easy to read. Don’t use fancy or complicated fonts.
Stick to classics, like Times New Roman and Cambria. Colors simply aren’t necessary,
and there is no need to clutter your resume with pictures or charts. Save your resume
as a PDF. That way the format won’t change if a recruiter downloads or prints the file.
The grammar and punctuation in your resume should be flawless. Triple check it if you
have to. After all, this is the first impression that a recruiter will have of you, so even
small mistakes will hurt your case and make you appear ill-prepared.
Seek out help. Writing a resume is not a task
you have to perform alone. Have fellow
professionals look over your resume and
suggest edits. Even if you’re an accomplished
writer, it can be easy to accidentally overlook
small mistakes. It can also be difficult to
determine your best qualities yourself.
Spend extra time tailoring your resume to match important
keywords, quantifying your accomplishments, formatting your
document correctly, and having an extra person help you edit. The
extra steps will help your resume and application get noticed!