4 Ways to Highlight Your Experience on Your Resume

October 10th, 2014

Your resume is your first impression on any hiring manager. You want to make sure you effectively convey your experience and focus in just one document that is usually confined to two pages. So how can you highlight all of your experience on a resume? Here are 4 ways to showcase what you know and get a call back.

  1. Match your resume to the employer’s needs. Before you ever submit a resume to a job ensure that it is customized to the specific employer. You want to use their job posting as a template and use keywords that match what they are looking for. Do this in a naturally sounding way. Also, create a cover letter that introduces yourself, your skills, and why you want to work with this company to send with your resume.
  2. Use action words. A resume needs to sound dynamic. When you’re writing about what you do don’t fall back on passive words. Instead of “Worked in retail” say “provided exemplary customer services skills throughout the holiday season with a record sales for our department.” Use words like managed, developed, lead, organized, and created. These show not only what you did but what your role was in the greater organization.
  3. Provide data and details. In conjunction with action words you need to provide data to back your information up. When you say you had record sales indicate the number. You may not remember exact figures but you can come close without exaggerating much. Include information on money, hours, innovations, and anything else that you can quantify.
  4. Focus on long term goals. Employers want to hire someone who is looking for a career rather than any job. They want to know what you plan to do with your future. You need to paint a picture that includes their company in your future plans. Explain why you want to work specifically for your company.

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