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How to Tailor Your Resume to a Specific Job

Most people think standing out during an interview process begins during the interview but it actually begins the moment you send in your application. Instead of waiting until the interview to wow employers, start with with making sure your resume and cover letter is perfect for the role you're applying for.

One of the biggest mistakes career changers make is using a resume that was created for their current + past role(s).

A resume that isn’t tailored to the job you’re applying for will be ineffective in your job search. That’s because the resume focuses on the skills and experience that does not relate to the job you’re going after.

With a general resume you're pretty much telling someone who you are and what you've done in your professional life so far but when you customize your resume for a particular job, you're explaining why you are the best person for the role.

This comes in handy during the interview process because you're doing the work for the employer instead of them trying to figure out how your general skills and experience connects to the role you're applying for.

To make sure your resume gets the best results: tailor it to the position you’re applying for.

For career changers, that’s going to involve…

  • Including your transferable skills

  • Focusing on valuable experience that aligns with the role

  • Demonstrating how you’ll be the perfect fit

  • Highlighting certifications and/or relevant coursework

And there you have it!

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