Targeted Resumes – How to target your resume to the job you want

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Resumes

1. Determine what you are trying to achieve.

Make sure you have a clear objective in mind. The hiring managers are too busy trying to figure out what you want to achieve.

Write a general one size fits all does not resume court in the competitive job market. You must make an effort to stand apart from all others.

If you do not know what he wants done, and STOP to this. You can not create a stunning, knock-your-socks-off resume without a goal. If you are struggling with this, get help from someone to brainstorm with you.

2. Know the keywords that the industry is “hot” in their professional field and put them into their curriculum.

Why do this? Because more and more companies are using automated databases to store resumes. When you need to hire someone, they are potential candidates using keyword phrases (such as type of search on Google using a keyword). If you’re using the right keywords, your resume will be included in the top contenders.

You can find the keyword phrases for search Monster.com or hotjobs.com for the job you want to apply a. Read more ads from all regions of the province and look for the qualifications and duties.

For example, I watched “executive assistant” and found the following phrases that seemed to be repeating:

“Microsoft office”
“Setting appointments”
“travel arrangements”
“correspondence, presentations and reports”
“Preparing and editing PowerPoint presentations executive”
“arranging travel, scheduling meetings”
“preparing high quality presentations and reports”
“master-level experts in the ability of MS Office”

As you can see, the emphasis in the programs of MS Office, programming, and presentations. So you must include these words in your resume.

3. Always include a letter detailing the exact position you are interested, which saw the job advertised and why you are interested, not only that you are interested.

Doing this will automatically make you stand apart from everyone else and make it clear to the hiring manager you have to offer and what you’re looking for.

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