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5 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

We know how laborious it is to get your dream job. You want to impress hiring managers, stand out from the crowd, and get chosen for an interview. Recruiters receive many applications for just one job posting and let’s admit they don’t have a ton of time to take a look over every resume. So how will you stand out from the crowd? This article will show you how. 


Customize your resume to the job

Pay attention to the job description. One of the best ways to make your resume stand out is to adjust your skills and experiences and make sure your skillset is relevant to the requirements of the job you’re applying for. 


Check for Spelling Errors

Make sure everything on your resume is accurate and well-polished. Proofread a couple of times and be sure to put the most important information and accomplishments on the first page.



Basic fonts and colors

When you’re writing your resume, use a simple font and colors so that hiring managers can easily read it. Don’t overdo design unless you’re looking for a creative position. Simplicity will make your resume more appealing.


Include a Cover Letter

A great way to help your resume to stand out is by supplementing it with a cover letter. It is a necessary step and expected by the employer. A cover letter is a chance to tell your story and explain your accomplishments more in detail. 


Use Keywords

If you want to get noticed by the hiring manager and Applicant Tracking System, make sure you use the same keywords mentioned in the job application. It means you need to create a custom resume for every application you apply for. It may sound exhausting but your hard work will pay you off during the interview process. 


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