4 Tips to Make Your Resume More Appealing to Recruiters
It’s common for job seekers to tailor their resume so it’s appealing to a larger audience, but recruiters who search resume databases are looking for people qualified for one specific job.
A one-size-fits-all resume is less likely to be found in database searches, and it will seem less relevant whenever it is read by a recruiter.
Here are four tips to make your resume more appealing to recruiters:
1. Be Specific, Use Keywords
Pursue one specific job that’s a match for your skill set and overall experience, and emphasize your ability to hit the ground running. Recruiters use specific keywords in resume database searches so search similar job openings and make sure that they’re not defined differently. Utilize those keywords in your resume.
2. Job Title
Can you describe your work experience in one sentence? An appealing job title or career snapshot will give you a better chance to be discovered in database searches. It’s an opportunity to sum up your most relevant skills and experience.
3. Hard, Soft Skills
Make sure your professional skills are prominent at the top of your resume so recruiters can view them quickly. In this fast-paced technology world, be sure to include hard skills like industry-relevant software programs or apps too. Be sure to include soft skills like work ethic, reliability and integrity too.
4. Professional Experience
Reinforce your professional experience, include examples of your accomplishments and convey how you can make a difference in the open position. Employers prefer job seekers who get things done and take great pride and joy in what they do. Your resume should reflect your accomplishments and enthusiasm for your career.
Career Coaching Process
Can you describe to a potential employer, or recruiter, what it is that you have to offer? Do you know what you deserve in terms of compensation? Are you looking to become a better decision maker or struggling to find a new career path?
If you struggle in answering these questions, our career coaching services at CCY will help you in:
- Career planning
- Resume building
- Salary negotiation
- Evaluating skill sets
- Interviewing skills
Our career management consultant team will complete a comprehensive review of your entire career, including the positions you have held, your specific accomplishments, and your unique qualifications as components of your career assessment, giving you the career help you need.
Based on this individual, real world assessment, our career consultants, coaches and writers will create a highly motivational, employer-focused value proposition for you. These propositions will clearly demonstrate the benefit that you will deliver to a new employer or business partner.
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Senior Consultant & Client Partner
With a background in leadership and sports management, Tim Coykendall is exceptionally driven to help individuals and organizations reach their most ambitious professional goals. He has a unique ability to pinpoint cultural alignment as he evaluates talent for critical executive leadership positions across the country.