When it comes to job hunting, job seekers always ask me this question: How do I make my resume stand out from the rest?
In a pool of candidates and stacks of resumes, it’s so important to cater your cover letter to the company you’re applying to. Avoid giving a general message to all. Take the time to explain and tell them why you want to work for that company but keep it short and sweet. What do you love about the company you’re applying to? What is it about your experiences that makes you a standout candidate? Sending a generic “To whom it may concern” cover letter shows lack of effort or interest.
When it comes to all your work experiences, your resume should only have industry-specific details. You may have worked at Mc D’s as a teen (as did I), but as your experience grows, you can leave that out. Include work experiences that are fairly recent and relevant to the position.
As for how your resume should look: Make the font clean and use bolding and headings. Hiring Managers have hundreds of resumes to go through and making it easier for our eyes is a plus. Your layout also depends on the job you’re applying for; while most resumes should have a clean appearance, a resume for an art/graphic design position welcomes a more creative look.
*You would have also seen this in my feature in Framework Magazine
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