In today’s competitive job market it is critical for you to modify your resume to fit a specific job. Your general background and experience may qualify you for the job but without including the specific words that an employer is looking for in a resume may not get you an interview.
Here are tips to modify your resume for a specific job.
- Include in your resume experience that most fit the requirements and responsibilities for the specific job you are applying for.
- Use key words from the job description. Most likely employers will scan through resumes looking for these key words.
- If you have not held a position like the one you are applying for, highlight skill sets that are required for the position verses job duties.
Follow these tips to modify your resume to fit the specific job you desire. A customized resume will get more attention and put you at the top of the stack.