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5 Ways to Distinguish Yourself From Other Job Candidates (From a Pro!)

You have been looking for the perfect job for the past hour on the internet.

Finally, you found the one! This job has everything you want!

As you read the job description, you find yourself comparing your skill set…

Educational requirements. Check!

Required skills. Check! You have them!

Job duties. Check, they are your favorite workplace tasks.

 

But then, you start to wonder… what about all of the other candidates applying? Do they have more work experience than I do? What if they have more educational experience than I do?

Well, the truth is… They might. But that isn’t a reason not to apply! There are ways to enhance your resume to beat the competition.

 

Here are five tips to enhance your resume and beat out the competition!

#1 – Visuals Matter:

Websites like Canva.com allow you to design professional and aesthetically pleasing resumes that will surely catch the eye of job recruiters.

Here are a few visual elements your resume should include:

  • Clear section headings.
  • Highlight particular skills.
  • Simple and easy-to-read fonts.

#2 – Edit Your Resume:

Take some time to review the jobs description, then use that to guide what tasks you should highlight from your previous work experience.

#3 – Highlight Your Achievements:

When writing about your achievements, make sure that you highlight measurable and quantifiable results, particularly activities you completed and specific skills you have put into practice on the job.

#4 – One Page Resume:

There are many different theories about how long your resume should be. According to Indeed Q&A, if you are a professional with 1-10 years of experience, your resume should be no more than one page long.

#5 – Use Concise Verbiage:

The more concise, the better! Even though you have an extensive work history, it is best to highlight 4 of your most recent positions with 3-4 bullet points for each job. Avoid using filler words, such as “that,” “the,” “a,” “an,” or “like.”

 

Apply these five tips to your resume, and watch the interview requests roll in!

For more tips on improving your resume and landing your next big professional opportunity, contact our expert recruiters here or call 770-937-0410.

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