How-to Customize Your Resume’s Wednesday and you’re more than likely dreaming about your weekend plans. Well, if you weren’t – you are now. Let’s say a friend texts you and asks you to play ball. What kind of ball? Basketball? Football? Soccer? You have to text them back and ask “what kind?” You don’t want to show up for a basketball game wearing soccer cleats! If you wouldn’t use one ball for every sport, why would you use one resume to apply for every job? You wouldn’t. Check out these 4 tips that will help you customize your resume.

Research key terms. When applying for positions in one general field, it can seem like most of the key-terms are the same. Sometimes, that just isn’t the case. For example, if you are applying for sales positions . . . inbound and outbound sales are two completely different animals. These two positions require different personality types, they have opposite job duties, and they require different terminology on a resume. A Digital Marketer who utilizes Facebook Ads to track ROI, wouldn’t put that they have experience Cold-Calling potential clients. Even if you are applying for one specific title, make sure your terminology represents the position you are applying for.

Research the job. When you are preparing for an interview, you SHOULD research everything about the company. Look at the company history, the culture, research Yelp reviews, Facebook, and whatever else you can get your hands on. Use these online resources to learn about the company and use these details to put some personality into your resume. By taking the time to sprinkle important key-points and verbiage about the company throughout your resume, you are showing you would be a great fit and will be remembered over other candidates.

Spell check! It can be easy to forget to update all parts of your resume when you are constantly making changes. Make sure you don’t apply for a Customer Representative position with a major corporation, while your objective speaks about how important it is for you to work with a small business. Double check every term on your resume and make sure you read, re-read, and get someone to spell check each version before you hit submit. If you have grammar and spelling mistakes, you will almost immediately get dropped from the potential candidate list.

Write a different cover letter for each job. When applying for jobs today, writing a cover letter is essential. In fact, some positions on CareerBuilder, Indeed, and LinkedIn require you to submit a cover letter to even apply for a job. It shows that you are taking the time to customize your resume and that you care about the company you are applying for. Don’t just use one generic cover letter, tailor it to each company.

Resume writing can be a tedious task. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and attention to detail. It can seem . . . overwhelming at times, but it’s important to put the effort into it. Your resume is what represents you. It’s your life, goals, and aspirations on one piece of paper. The more work you put into it, the better you represent yourself. Have you already landed a great job interview? Do you need to run through a quick checklist? Make sure you are prepared and check out TRC Staffing Services’ blog Interview Etiquette.

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One Response to “How-to Customize Your Resume”

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