Here are some simple steps to stand out from hundreds of competitors.
You often get bored when you have no idea what to do to make your resume more creative and show the recruiter that you have all the qualities needed to fill that vacancy. You do everything you can, but you have no return.
If your resume is the first thing the recruiter looks at – and he does it for just a few seconds – how can you be sure he has even looked over the most relevant information you put in there?
Well, based on The Muse article, we’ve selected a few points that can help highlight your resume among hundreds of competitors. Check out!
1. Put some color
A little bit of color can make your resume jump among dozens of black and white papers. Color is not just eye-catching, but helps highlight some information and makes it easier to read the document. The tip is not to overdo it. Just put a background color or title on either item.
2. Look for alternatives to Times New Roman
Okay, in a way Times New Roman has become the standard professional font. It’s okay to be formal and easy to read, but using it ends up making your resume mix with hundreds of them. Want some good news? Janie Kliever, owner of Design Artistree Creative Studio, pointed to the best and worst sources for a resume. Some tips? Garamond, Helvetica and Georgia. And of course, Comic Sans is not a suitable source.
3. Make reading easier
It is important to remember that the recruiter does not have much time to review each resume. So making his life easier is a great strategy to stand out from the crowd. That means using font 8 to compress everything on one page is a bad idea. It is best to concentrate the relevant information and discard the information that is not so important.
4. Use active words
Watch the job posting to choose the words you will use in the resume. Is the company looking for someone who can “design and implement new programs”? Use these expressions (unless, of course, you haven’t done these things). Also, use language that emphasizes what you have accomplished and not just your responsibilities.
5. Arrange information differently
You do not necessarily have to organize your resume in that standard order Experience, Training, Skills, etc. In some cases, it may work better to build a skills curriculum. Especially if you don’t have a long professional history to report. Check out the link how to do it. And good luck! 😉